Kelita - Everyone Has A Story

Published Thursday 19th April 2018
Kelita - Everyone Has A Story
Kelita - Everyone Has A Story

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 169556-26634
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Canadian singer/songwriter and motivational speaker Kelita Haverland has been in the business for some 35 years and her ninth studio sees the experienced songstress in fine form. A quick read through of Kelita's online bio tells of awful hardships in her past and this collection of country-tinged tunes certainly reflects this on account of its general downbeat and melancholy nature. For instance, the title track and the sad but hopeful "Bring Love Home" tell of troubled lives whilst the tragic love song "Unspoken Words" communicates heartbreaking regret at a relationship that's not worked out. Thankfully, Kelita's faith in God underpins proceedings and, whilst the overriding woebegone tone of this album can feel a bit all-consuming at times, tracks like the comparatively upbeat and hopeful "Reason To Sing" and "Embrace The Shift" do let some sunlight into the room. Kelita's classic country voice fits the bill perfectly for these tear-stained songs and so genuine is the singer's performance on the sublime piano-led "Trilogy" you may think she's singing about her own life and not Mary Magdalene's. Elsewhere, the beautiful "Farewell My Love" proves that Kelita can offer up as intense a delivery on stripped back numbers as she can in the more instrumentally-laden tracks.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Everyone Has A Story [Listen]
2. Bring Love Home [Listen]
3. Something's Got A Hold Of Me [Listen]
4. Heal Me [Listen]
5. Farwell My Love [Listen]
6. Reason To Sing [Listen]
7. More Than Words [Listen]
8. Trilogy [Listen]
9. Embrace The Shift [Listen]
10. Tell The World [Listen]
11. Unspoken Words [Listen]
12. Radiant [Listen]

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