Album Review: This Little Thing Called Life by Genevieve

Album Name: This Little Thing Called Life
Artist: Genevieve
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

It seems I’ve gotten a lot of CDs lately that are AAA and like I said in a previous review, because the market for this style is so saturated, you have to have something to offer that makes you different from the rest.

I think Genevieve has this. Though I can’t really put my finger on what exactly “it” is. But she does not sound like anyone else that I can think of. The style is similar to other artists, but her voice is pretty unique…and pretty, well, pretty.

“Lead me Home” is quite catchy and has a tiny touch of a Celtic feel in the chorus which is appealing to me. Very lovely.

“My Albatross” showcases of the strength in her vocals.

On “So Good For Me” Genevieve really lets her hair down and shows her sexy sultry side.

Genevieve’s bio admits that she secretly listened to Whiney Houston records in high school. Well, so did I (though it was college for me). So here’s a shout-out to all the closeted Houston fans. She was fantastic before the crack or whatever it was/is.

Anyway, yes, Genevieve wrote all these songs, plays piano on them too, and is talented at both of these things. But her strongest talent is that her voice is really strong and beautiful. If you like music that focuses on the singer and lyrics check this out.

Stand out songs: “Lead me Home”, “When You Were Mine”

Posted on December 20, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Lead Me Home
2. My Albatross
3. Baby, You Can Cry
4. Don’t Let It Go
5. There’s No Place
6. When You Were Mine
7. So Good For Me
8. I Left The Light On
9. This Little Thing
10. She Lives Alone
11. Slippin Away

[Genevieve Official Site]


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