Album Review : Music Speaks
Artist : Candice Glover
Genre : Pop / Rand B
Candice Glover has a powerful voice thus, it is expected that she will prefer songs that will exploit her amazing pipes. The question is did she choose the right songs? She started with “Cried,” her voice really soared but there seems to be lack of passion she sang a song about pain. It was just pure vocal technique. Again, in “Die Without You,” she did nothing but test the proximity of her voice from start to finish. It is a pity that the song has good musical instrumentation.
In “Some Kinda Man” she seemed to have gotten her groove and sang this song with sincerity; it’s like Motown all over again. It has been quite a long time since I heard a song that has “damn” in the song title. Sophie B Hawkins “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” was an engaging song and I expect “Damn” by Candice Glover would be just the same. It is easy to listen to this song and I just wish that it had a different title or she should have completed it with “Damn! Fall In Love With Someone Else’s Man,” at least it has a catchy song title.
“Passenger” is just right; right vocal rendition. You can feel the sincerity in here. “Forever That Man” will remind you of Whitney Houston in her younger years. Whitney astounded music lovers with “Saving All My Love For You” with soulful delivery despite lack of experience being the other woman. With Candice, you also feel her confidence about loving forever despite the age. While “Kiss Me” her did not have the same vibrancy like that of Sixpence None The Richer song of the same title, Candice song is seductive and inviting.
She experimented with reggae pop with “In The Middle,” while it is laden with tired “ting a ling” lyrics still she can urge you to dance with this song by simply crooning the lyrics “you make me say oh yeah.” “Coulda Been Me” could have been better had the record producers the male rap vocals which just destroy the feel of the song. “Thank You” is the kind of song destined to be a popular karaoke song like “Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys. “Love Song” is a filler song; you can skip this one as it is so generic.
Despite too many misses, the album is still worth listening if only for the voice and some few songs. I rate this record 2.5 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it