STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2910-3302 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Alan & Angeline Chesters
This debut album showcases eight of Louise's own songs of personal praise and testimony. She has strong vocal talent, also plays acoustic guitar and is well supported by good musicians and production. The opener, "Holy", is slow but lively and the track which catches the ear best. The following song, "The Dove", is full of sustained, long notes and would be better placed later in the album and a quicker track featured here. I don't know whether Louise is a worship leader but I imagine that she is gifted to take that role. However, when it comes to a solo album, she should perhaps consider co-writing. Her songs aren't quite strong enough and a feeling of monotony creeps in. In "On My Knees", Louise sings "lead me to the lost" but her words are sometimes too religious speak (such as "chambers" and "throne room" on "Holy") to reach the unchurched. As suggested before, she deserves to breakthrough but perhaps with more collaboration with others.
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