Friday, May 02, 2008
Show Me A Mountain i Can't Climb
YES! So I woke up this morning... opened my mailbox to find a signed copy of Charlotte Perrelli's new album - Hero.
I've given it a quick listen to and here are my initial thoughts. First of all this is the first time I've ever really listened to a lot of her material. I know Take Me To Your Heaven of coarse... and I've heard the odd single here and there, but I've never listened to one of her albums before.
My first thought is that I really like her voice. She really is a versatile singer and really can sing anything. Like Sanna's album I would describe this as an international sounding album. It is not an album full of Schlager songs unfortunately... but there is something on here for everyone and it's going to appeal to a broad audience! You have 'Hero' and 'Bullet' for the schlager fans. There's a wide variety of ballads and then you get some mid-tempo treats like 'Not Alone' 'Addicted' and 'Slowly.'
Is it the must have pop album of the year? Not even close, but it's a nice album, easy to listen to... but not overly catchy. Besides 'Hero' and 'Bullet' you won't have these songs running through your head 24/7. All I can say is thank god for Fredrik Kempe who wrote half the songs on the album. This man is a pop genius and I cannot wait to hear his new group that PPG mentioned on her blog while back.
If you haven't heard Bullet you are missing out! It's going to be her next single and is FANTASTIC! Really hard hitting and the perfect follow up to 'Hero.' A ton of blogs have already posted it so instead you can check out this one which is also a bright spot on the album.