Diane Birch’s much celebrated debut disc, Bible Beat had a rootsy, Americana vibe. Critics praised her combination of original thought and traditional atmosphere and declared her a musician to watch. Speak a Little Louder has completely different sound. On tunes such as “Lighthouse”, one can hear the smudge of everyone from Rihanna to Adele, Florence Welch to Kate Bush, on different sections. Birch reveals how much she has learned from listening to the radio since her initial release.