Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I reviewed Debra Arlyn’s previous CD, Complicated Mess back in 2006. In fact, it made my ‘Best Of’ list that year. I was surprised that it was an indie release because it seemed very polished, very produced. I generally like things a little edgier, but I was smitten with Arlyn’s voice. So it ultimately won me over.
Her voice is still wonderful for that radio friendly AAA crowd. Again, not edgy, but technically very good. The songs are a good match for the vocals. They are melodic, catchy and comfortable.
She’s got a bit of that soulful, urban pop vibe, sort of like Toby Lightman. Her voice actually reminds me of another artist I’ve been listening to, Sara Barielles.
The opener Worth the Wait makes use of horns and a good infectious rhythm and is a good way to start the record.
She is also quite a skilled piano player which shows more in some songs than in others.
This would be a fun record to learn and sing along with in the car with the windows rolled down this summer.
Posted on April 18, 2008
Listen to track samples while you read
1 Worth The Wait
3 Let Me Down
4 The Letter
5 Not Enough
6 New Favorite Song
7 Does It Really Matter?
8 Say Goodbye
9 Tell Me Now
10 Through To Me
12 Tomorrow Another Day