Aside from another original composition, "Sunlight on Your Face," the rest of Prelude to a Kiss is comprised mostly of standards and charts safer territory. After the ethereality of the opener, Beraha’s arrangement of "I Didn’t Know What Time It Was" barrels ahead with headlong momentum, adding witty emphasis to Lorenz Hart’s ode to the disorientation of love. Elsewhere, Beraha’s light and lovely take on "Retrato Em Branco E Preto" escorts the listener on a leisurely stroll by the Brazilian coast.
Prelude to a Kiss is a promising debut from the London-based Beraha. Possessed of a fine voice, her compositions are an additional asset. It would be interesting to see what avenues her own writing might take her down on future efforts.