STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 104026-17505 LABEL: Crimson Pink FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Simon Eden
This is girly pop rock from an impressive new Nashville-based talent. Produced by Marty Magehee from the gone but not forgotten CCM hitmakers 4Him and the son of studio maestro Michael Omartian, Chris Omartian who has hit with Rubyz and Atomic Blonde, this has much of the vibrant, pop rock power of the Newsboys. It is Dorothy's vocal style that is distinctive and will set her above the crowd, as she often goes in a melodic direction other than you may expect. If feminine vocals could have a growl, Dorothy sings the gentle tracks with a country music twinge and a strength in the mid-range, whilst the rockier tracks have plenty of rock chick attack. All the autobiographical tracks on this debut album are God-centred, looking at how God loves us with our imperfections and raw edges, in our "glorious mess". The track "You Love Me That Way" sings of God's love for us in a maternal lullaby. The final track "I Am" sings of an unprecedented holy intimacy, God knowing our heart's desires, with again a maternal comfort. With a music degree, Dorothy clearly has musical talent and has already proved it on Broadway. Here's hoping this independent release from 2009 gets some attention.
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