Album Review: Brand New Day by Lindsey Ray

Album Name: Brand New Day
Artist: Lindsey Ray
Year/Label: 2010 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I first caught wind of Lindsey Ray on e music when I was just browsing. She had an EP up there at the time and I downloaded it. I only listened a few times before I was contacted by her people requesting a review. They sent me her full length album and I’m happy to say it’s one of my current favorites.

This is bright sunshiny happy music. You just can’t be in a bad mood listening to this. Well, unless you’re a big cynic, then this will probably just piss you off that someone can be this happy-sounding.

Lindsey Ray has a very sweet but strong voice that suits this musical style to a tee.

You have probably already heard the catchy title song, Brand New Day as it’s in a Target ad.

There are other similarly zippy skippy happy songs, such as You Make Me Happy (“cuz you-hoo-hoo-hoo…oh-h-h you-hoo-hoo-hoo… oh-h-h you-hoo-hoo-hoo…you make me happy”).

The lyrics are sometimes silly, but sweet. “I’ll always love you like a bumble loves a bee” from Monkey and the Tree. Cutely enough, she also has a song called The Honey and the Bee which is substantially more subdued than the monkey one.

This is a happy feel good record for those rainy days when you need to be cheered up, or on those sunshiny days you want to bask in.

Track Listing
1. Goodbye From California
2. Brand New Day
3. Uncover
4. Anchor of Love
5. Monkey and the Tree
6. Sun
7. Weight of the World
8. Where I Belong
9. You Make Me Happy
10. The Honey and the Bee
11. Better Off

[Lindsey Ray Official Site]

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