Indie Launchpad Review
Album – Fourth Person – Sarah Sharp
Band / Artist : Sarah Sharp
Genre : Pop / Rock / Jazz
Sample Track Download : Can’t We Just Love
Buy CD : Artist Store – CD Baby
Buy Digital Download : mp3Tunes – iTunes
Rating : 8.5 out of 10
Prepare yourself everyone, here’s Indie Launchpad reviewing a female vocalist…OK, I’m not going to go down my usual review route for this one, as it’s something quite different to anything I’ve reviewed so far. Yes the voice is soft and pleasant, but there’s and incredibly quirky feel to it to and it’s not just the vocals. The music has an amazing freshness and individuality to it. I have to say I haven’t heard anything like this in a long, long while.
From the opening of the first song “Run”, I was smacked between the eyes with an unbelievable sense of amazement and excitement. I’ve written and rewritten the rest of this paragraph over and over again, but keep it keeps coming across as some awestruck kid. This is like Alanis Morissette in a field full of Britney Spears. Cydi Lauper in a school full of Jessica Simpson’s. I’m sure that comes across as bizarrely as it does to me writing it, but I think you can get my general drift. “Coffee Shop” is the second track and continues with an amazing freshness and liveliness to it. My favorite tracks are the aforementioned and also the tracks “Can’t We Just Love” and “Blame it on the Night”.
I think what lifts this album so much is the incredible inventive musical production. There’s more twists and twangs than you can shake a stick at, but it all fuses so well. Paired with Sarah’s voice, this is an amazing body of work.
Conclusion : It’s not often I make a stern recommendation, but just go out and pick yourself up a copy of Fourth Person, you won’t have heard anything quite like it in a while, and I mean that in a most positive way imaginable.
posted by Colin