Album Name: Say Goodbye to Pretty
Artist: Camille Bloom
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent
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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
What strikes me most about Camille Bloom is very powerhouse voice. It’s very strong, yet has a soft, maybe even vulnerable quality. She’s able to go from an emotional pleading tone to an almost desperate shout. Very nice.
Next one realized what great songs these are. I found myself singing one of her songs (in my head, of course, not out loud) hours after listening. And In fact wasn’t sure who it was. I just sort of shrugged it off. Then it wasn’t until I put the CD on again the next day that I realized it was hers. That to me means that these songs are well written and catchy (in a good way). It was “Pretty” if you want to know. “Goodbye” is very emotional and makes great use of the crescendo. That’s always a good thing.
On “I Found Love” it almost sounds like she’s channeling early Ani DiFranco.
“Soon Your Past” might be my favorite tune here. At least it is today. I could change my mind because really these songs are all good.
Camille Bloom’s primary instrument is the guitar but there are a lot of instruments at work here. The instrumentation on this record is also very professional, and the production is very rich sounding. A solid release all around.
Posted on February 15, 2006
4. I Won
6. I Found Love
7. Haunting Me
8. Soon Your Past
10. I Love The Way
11. That Girl
12. This World