When I hear the name Lisa Stansfield, I can immediately hear the sound of her signature voice in my head and think about the impact she has dealt upon the music industry throughout her successful career. The soulful diva has plenty left to showcase, as after four years, she is back with her latest album Deeper.
The album opens full of rhythm with the upbeat “Everything” and its smooth moves blend in with electronic-pop tones. The number literally has everything you want from a track and it makes you want to dance the night away.
“Twisted” is next and it romances with sexy, sensual and northern soul inspired sounds.
“Desire” is majestic, full of desire and undeniable. It’s a song of fairytales as you ride this lyrical affair. “Billionaire” is a big and dramatic track with a powerful voice to boot. It shines brightly for the world to see.
“Coming Up for Air” is hedonistic and outstanding. It shows off a slower tempo and plenty of groove. “Love of My Life” follows with funk and plenty of personality. It is sweet like honey, as it moves seductively into your vision.
“Never Ever” is upbeat, preppy and full of pop. It is a absolute show piece through and through. “Hercules” follows with utter strength, positive lines and motivation. This song doesn’t mess about and stands its ground.
“Hole In My Heart” is up next and is stunning. It’s an emotive ballad which sings from the heart, and the feelings resonate without effort.
“Just Can’t Help Myself” follows with soulful, funky beats. The added element of strings make for an unforgettable presence.
Title track “Deeper” is next and is home to many layers, as it runs deep within. Jazz and soul combine together to create a beautiful sound. It is a track where you can dim the lights, sit back and forget all your worries.
“Butterflies” follows with bright colors. It is uplifting and makes you smile. The butterflies gather around and spread their wings wide open to reveal such natural beauty. The album draws to its close with
“Ghetto Heaven.” A cool track with a superior quality inside and out, it leaves you on such a high, you feel like you’re on cloud nine.
Deeper brings a different side to Lisa Stansfield without compromising her signature sound. It is full of funk, soul and groove which blend to create a magnificent spectrum.
Review by BY HAYLEE ROEBUCK for Shockwave magazine