If you have not yet heard about the music of one Abigail Jerri, it’s about time you do.
This young musician from suburban Pittsburgh, PA released her first album in 2016 and it is well worth checking out.
Entitled “Take A Chance,” the recording includes a total of seven songs. And while the official category according to CD Baby is Pop, it is anything but conventional. Jerri uses classical instrumentation and smooth, soft but strong vocal to create her own unique vibe. The artist meshes what I interpret as elements of jazz, country, rhythm and blues and even light rock to express herself though in a sweet vocal style. She brings out the emotion in the lyrics and I’d recommend you take some time to get to know her work. This young lady could really go places.
Here’s her Youtube video channel.
Album cover courtesy of Wikipedia
Taylor Swift has always been a mature young woman. But, with the release of her latest album “1989” it is clear that the young lady is growing up into a full fledged woman. This is reflected in her artistic interest in venturing into other music genres, namely pop.
While most of her albums have had some crossover appeal, she acknowledged that she was intentionally trying to branch out with this one. Mission accomplished.
It is likely that some of her fans may have some trouble digesting this experimental sound. But at the same time, it is likely that she will gain some new fans as well.
Personally, my favorite songs on the album are probably “I Wish You Would,” “Blank Space,” “Wildest Dreams” and “This Love.”
The least impressive tracks are probably the first single “Shake It Off” and “Welcome to New York” and “I Know Places.”
The remaining songs are in the average to slightly above category.
Overall I’d give it a 3.5.
If you are a true Taylor fan, I’d certainly recommend this album.
As an unapologetic fan of country music sensation Taylor Swift, I recently purchased her newest release “Red.” As expected, I liked it, a lot. That being the case, I’ve decided to include a video here from her first single from “Red” entitled “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” as performed on the ABC Television show “Dancing With The Stars.”
You can also check out my in-depth review of “Red” for more info.