Review by Valerio Mendolia (17 years old fan from Germany)
Last month Lisa released her eighth studio album which presents a special side and a fresh new sound of her.
'Everything' is a great opening track of the album and makes you want to dance to it´s electro-pop tunes. The second track 'Twisted' has a more romantic touch and is inspired by the Northern Soul sound of the 70s. Followed by 'Desire' which has a big sound to boot, is about love on the first sight. The first three tracks are a good start of the journey through the new album.
In the fourth track 'Billionaire' Lisa´s powerful voice really sticks out and made it to an amazing sound. It is about being careful for what you wish for.
'Coming Up For Air' turns into a slower tempo and makes you to sit down for a moment to relax and enjoy this track. The following track 'Love Of My Life' has a rhythmic beat which includes plenty of Soul.
'Never Ever' remains a little bit of the classic sound of Disco. It really makes you to move your feet up and just being happy. 'Hercules' contains a lot of motivation to stand up to its ground and to move on. The following track is a beautiful and emotional ballad. In the sound of 'Hole In My Heart' you can hear that it comes from the heart.
The last part of the album starts with the album naming tack 'Deeper' which is about Lisas relationship to her husband. The sound of it combines Soul and some Jazz tunes.
'Butterflies' follows with a big sound and plenty of Funk. It gets you into happy mood and when you hear it you cant stand still. The album close with the cover version of 'Ghetto Heaven' (originally performed by Family Stand in 1990) and makes you feel great with its superior quality.
My personal outstanding favourite tracks are 'Everything', 'Never Ever', 'Butterflies' and 'Ghetto Heaven'.
Summing up; the new album is diverse in sound. It is a great mix of Pop, Soul and Funk which forms the basis and combines those with the classic and well-known sound of Lisa Stansfield. Especially for her fans the album might be something special. It is like the kid of her first two studio albums and remains of that sound from back then.
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