The album’s 10 tracks, co-written with True Groove Records’ Tomás Doncker, reflect Powell’s musical theatre past and soulful future. Lead-off “Unexpected” is an assertive, yet bouncy, ode to independence, while “Blue Light” is a bossa nova groove that communicates easy intimacy. Perhaps the most theatrical tune is “Unstoppable” with its “New York, New York” backbeat and deliberate annunciation. But it’s album closer “See Me” where Powell truly asserts herself as a commanding powerhouse, pleading the listener to “see me, the real me.”
With someone as accomplished (she’s currently working on a musical) and as multi-talented as Heather Powell, it’s challenging to see “the real her.” After all, she has so many sides, so many strengths. But it’s obvious that as long as she follows her passion, good things will come. As she herself says, “I was born to perform.” Yes. Yes, she was.