Album Name: Water
Artist: Alysson Light
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Alysson Light is a surprise. A nice surprise. In the day of Britney, Mandy, Christina and the like it’s refreshing to see that there are other teen artists out there who aren’t out to just show their sexy bellies. Alysson appears to be a regular teenager but once you pop her CD into the player you’re taken aback by the maturity in her voice. This is not your average teenage sound.
“Liquid Eyes” which opens the CD, has a beautiful piano intro and her echoed voice is fantastic with it. She reminds me a little of Joni Mitchell with a little Tori Amos thrown in.
My personal favorite, “Minna”, opens with airy choral tones and Alysson’s voice comes in atop that to make a lovely song with a haunting melody.
Alysson plays piano, guitar, sings and wrote all the songs on this CD (along with illustrating the CD cover). This is a very talented young lady. There are a few missed notes both in voice and piano (hardly noticeable), but this is a pretty solid CD for a first timer and I expect great things from Alysson in the future.
Posted on May 29, 2002
Listen to track samples
1. Liquid Eyes
2. Ten Thousand Years
4. Where are You Now
5. Something I Once Knew
7. Bring Me