Album Review: Full Circle by Halie Loren

Album Name: Full Circle
Artist: Halie Loren
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I’ve exchanged some emails with Halie Loren for a few months now regarding her being our artist of the month for August 2006 and what a lovely lady she is. I am so happy to report that I enjoy her music as much as I enjoy her as a person.

I’m going to give her a compliment that I don’t give very often because it means a great deal to me…but vocally she reminds me a lot of…(drum roll) Sarah McLachlan. Yes, I said it. I don’t compare many to The Great One but Loren deserves it. It’s quite noticeable on “Sand”.

“Almost Even” reminds me of Rachael Sage a little as well. But Halie Loren is an original. You can certainly see her influences, but she takes them and puts her own spin on them making her music a real stand out in the mire that is today’s music.

These songs are beautiful. They’re lush, layered and intricate. Everything I love about music. Her vocals are delightful and seem much more mature than her years.

The songs are written with a lot of intricate layers and interesting pieces. They often go where you don’t expect which, to me, is a pretty good indicator of a talented songwriter. The piano composition and performance is divine.

As I said, her voice is beautiful. She puts so much emotion into her words and melodies you really feel it along with her.

This is a class act. Halie Loren definitely has a future in this business. I, for one, can’t wait to see what she does next.

Posted on August 8, 2006


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: great album and artist.
by Anna Maria on Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples

1. Maybe I’ll Fly
2. Alone
3. Sand
4. River
5. Pretty Truth
6. Kitty
7. Full Circle
8. Empty
9. Numb
10. Almost Even
11. Sisters
12. Lucky

[Halie Loren Official Site]


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