This CD is a music lover's CD. It has very powerful songs and many wonderful musical elements from several genres. Priscilla has an amazing voice and a fantastic grasp of music beauty. Priscilla puts herself into the music and lays her soul bare. But you do not get the sense that she is anything but confident in her life. The internal strength needed to successfully pull this off is what draws you into the music. And like other masterful albums from other artists, this album tells a story with several themes running throughout most of the songs. The lyrics are delivered wonderfully cute and sweet on “Dream”, "Leave the Light On" and “Find My Way Back Home”. At the same time, Priscilla is able to give voice to her generations' angst. On “Wallflower” she laments her performance in the face of the high pressure social expectations of today’s teen-to-twenties parties. “I Don’t Think So” speaks to the daunting dating environment that exists for today’s youth. “Lullaby” is a very non-angry complaint of growing up in a small town that doesn’t seem to offer much for a young person with dreams. The two songs not written by her are stand outs as they were not written in the same spirit. I could have easily not heard them and still loved this CD. My only complaint is that there are not more songs on this CD and not a second CD to purchase. Oh wait, I do have one complaint, the drum machine used on "Red Cape" is wretched. It sounds like a bucket of bolts being smashed - not pleasant. To put that noise on the same album as other instruments that are pure sonic joy "feels" wrong, cheap and misused. If Priscilla was more outgoing like Beyonce or Shania, she could easily capitalize on her obvious video marketability. But then she would probably lose the genuine, honest quality that makes me love her music. I hereby challenge her management to produce a video that doesn’t destroy her personality. For reference, please watch Tori Amos’s videos. I look forward to experiencing her music as she grows.
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