Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Album Review- Sonia Leigh- 1978 December - CD Album Review
But it's that same uneven combination of genres that makes the listener drawn to some songs while pushing away others. Certainly there's something for everyone, but in the process, there are times where it makes it difficult to care for the entire breadth of styles. The wide swath of productions is an adventurous initiative that doesn't always work with this listener.
However, the title track, "1978 December," is one of our favorite tracks of 2011. Acoustically disarmed, the introspective and powerful lyrics use Leigh's birth date as a self-reminder to come out screaming in all she does. It's a metaphor for her life, her music and the music business in general. The bridge in which her mom puts it all in perspective when she relays the real importance at hand, "Girl you just got to eat more." Gritty vocal delivery and bold, disarmingly honest songwriting make this a solid album worth a listen.
☺☺☺ out of five