STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2918-3311 LABEL: Movation 1908262 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
V*enna are British singer Lucy Britten (formerly of Psalmistry and featured on JITHOG 3) and American Sharnessa Shelton combining transatlantic talents to form a duo that proves when it comes to Christian dance pop, it's still Britain who leads the way. Produced by Mark Pennells and Zarc Porter and drawing on distinct Euro pop influences, the overall feel as suggested by the early single release of All The Way To Heaven (remixed here) is Abba for a new millennium! Lucy and Sharnie s vocals blend perfectly and throughout the contemporary dance pop grooves underpin strong melodies and up front lyrics. Plenty of standouts from the muscular opener of a title track to the clubby call and response Make That Noize which features vocal contributions from Raze's Ja Marc Davis. The closing Don't Get Left Behind is classic concert closer material and I can visualise plenty of kids coming forward to become Christians. Ultimately that s what V*enna are all about and this album acts as a perfect foundation for ministry. Bouncy Euro pop is the order of the day and those who want something a little harder, there's an excellent remix of Make That Noize as a bonus track here in the UK. It's pumpin !
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