Album Name: Bittersweet
Artist: Jana Losey
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I feel bad saying this, but this record did not grab me right away. There was even a moment or two when it sounded like she was off key (toward the end of the first song). But there was enough about it that was likeable so I kept listening. Now I am really enjoying it.
Another thing that is bumming me out is I wrote a full review of this and somehow it disappeared when I switched to a new computer. Crap, I’m sure that review was brilliant…humor me.
OK so these songs are really fun, well written little gems. Very sing-along-able. They’re charming and clever and have really nice melodies.
I’m also enjoying her voice much more than upon first listen. I realize it really matches the songs well and where I thought she was out of tune was maybe just a note too low for her range. No biggie, she sounds great on the rest of it.
Losey has a theater background and I’d say that shows. There’s something very dramatic about her.
I like the lyrics on #5 “Messy little mood swing”
This is a short record, which is kind of too bad. I’d like to hear more from this talented songwriter.
Posted on August 9, 2006
Listen to track samples
2. London Holiday
3. (S)He Loves Me
4. Blink of an Eye
5. Messy Little Happiness
6. The Rest of You
7. Little Sister