Adie - Don't Wait

Published Friday 12th January 2007
Adie - Don't Wait
Adie - Don't Wait

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19729-11907
RELEASE DATE: 2006-10-01
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Sarah Mwangi

Stepping out on her own since the break up of South African rockers The Benjamin Gate, Adie Camp creates her solo debut album filled with simple pop songs. It starts off promisingly, with a glint of the edginess that her fans will be accustomed to. "When It's Over" follows with soaring yet subtle electric guitars, making it a pleasant pop/rock song. With such a beginning, you could be fooled to believe that the other songs would follow suit. Unfortunately this is not so, the rest turns into light pop. The album title track, written solely by Adie, is an example of the sickly sweet pop that makes this debut easily forgettable. Even though her voice cannot be faulted, the lyrics and melodies are not particularly memorable. It seems that Adie is either holding back or not trying hard enough. Not wanting to sound like her former self, she is not exploring the full effect of the sound that served her well three years ago. As her first attempt, she has created a few respectable songs. However, it would have been more respectable if she had dared go beyond the girl-next-door melodies. Admittedly you could grow to engage with some of these pleasant songs after a couple of plays but anyone looking for a return to the rock edge of The Benjamin Gate will be disappointed.

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