As a music reviewer I am always approached and asked to review or listen to this or listen to that. The same verbiage again & again. However every now & then I come across a musician that stands out in the crowded field of music. As I gave my undivided attention to the music artist & independent music artist, nominated by the ( ISSA) International Singer Songwriters Association for several categories. The artist known as Mariel Morgan. Mariel takes twists and turns through her style and seem to have a very versatile style all her own. The album has a lot of eclectic sounds ranging from dance to pop to adult contemporary and has a lot of musical potpourri included. The first track is called “Everything” has a sound of dance, techno, but has a drama felt lyric and Mariel and vocals bring this feel to this song. The next song called “Dear Anna” Mariel has an almost real folk rock sound and the acoustic guitar keeps that true folk in an almost Joan Baez styling and made my music memory reach back to the 60’s folk scene. “Blind is another rhythmically enhanced dance pop and has hints of flamenco and Mariel brings in her sound that tells her story through what I call true musicality through her pointed and directive lyrics. “Cover Me” is an amazing song that Mariel shows her tender side of her tremendous and detail oriented vocals that reach out and grab you, the song felt like a lightly touching of a feather against your skin. With the next song starting out it has the theme feel, where I heard a little flamenco and where Mariel continues to bring her eclectic style that has it’s own sound, not quite accapella the music has a fusion of pop and techno and has a true flare & rhythm of it’s own.”:Am I Crazy” Mariel has a sound that is catchy and fresh that is written with a honest and open heart, where Mariel really has an ability to tell her story and hold a conversation with you through her detailed and very expressive lyrics. “I Love You” is yet another sound that brings in Mariel & her folk sound that kept me entertained throughout. Mariel has a true gift for the acoustic guitar and the song structure is solid and loved it. On this particular song I fell in love with her vocals and the song is what I feel is what Mariel is all about, a folk singer with a true message and of moral value and thoughts we all share. The song has a great sound and Mariel sustains her sound of folk and good harmonies throughout this song. Keeping my ears perked. in her direction throughout. “Freefall” Mariel once again visits her consistent ability to verbalize her feelings within a song. Throughout this amazing album I heard a folk singer I heard pop, and above all of this I heard a songwriter that shows pure honesty within her pointed and vocals.These took me back to a time in music history where music told a story about life and life’s unforgettable moments through the music artists eyes and carefully plotted manuscript. Mariel has that in her lyrics, and in her gift of song , her voice is a fresh approach that fits within the confines of our very existence. The last song called “Another Story” is amazing and honest that carries true emotional value. Mariel presents these all to us through her talented vocal range & her talented acoustic ability on the guitar that goes hand in hand with her amazing lyrics that we all can relate to in our own lives. I thank Mariel for being who she is. As a musician and a true friend who has heart. I am anxious to hear more from this amazing singer songwriter who has a message woven within her beautiful & thoughtful lyrics and vocals that carry messages throughout.
Steven F. Adams
Music Publicist/Music Reviewer/ Owner Sound Wave One
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