Meleana - White Walls

Published Friday 27th January 2017
Meleana - White Walls
Meleana - White Walls

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 163514-24641
LABEL: Dream

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The music world continues to launch new singers seemingly every week though I would suggest that there have been few debut albums displaying a better voice than 'White Walls' by Meleana. If you've read our article you will know that this Hawaiian native has clocked up a vast amount of musical experience but unlike her cousin, Nicole Scherzinger, former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, and her sister, Christina Brown, long-time star of High School Musical, Meleana has chosen to walk the tough road of Christian ministry. As well as being one of the worship singers at New Hope Oahu, she has now delivered this impressive set. If you can imagine a voice with the soaring heights and sultry depths of a Kathy Troccoli with a shiny pop production which sometimes resembles something Nicole Britt might come up with, you'll get some idea of 'White Walls'' sound. Several of her songs are pretty good too. A standout is "Dear Mirror" which tackles the subject of young girls struggling with self image ("Judge by the size of my jeans/Black's the only colour skinny on me/Diets, the gym are my new scene/Still I am feeling so incomplete/Eating and I am feeling guilty/Got enough makeup to paint the red sea"). Another gem is the Hawaiian-flavoured "Hideaway" which features, of all things, some delicious ukulele. And throughout Meleana's voice is mesmerizing. A very impressive debut album.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. Live For You [Listen]
2. Surrender [Listen]
3. White Walls [Listen]
4. Through The Storm [Listen]
5. Author [Listen]
6. Why You Gotta Go Away [Listen]
7. Dear Mirror [Listen]
8. Word From You [Listen]
9. Hideaway [Listen]
10. Hold On [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.