EP Review: Vanessa Forero, “From the Uproar”

Written by EP Reviews, Music, New Artists

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This British-born (with Colombian lineage) singer songwriter makes her initial bow with a self-financed E.P. called From The Uproar.  Five songs deep, this is a wonderfully rich collection of songs that immediately leave you wanting more.  Having had another two lives as a composer for television and movies AND as a best-selling author in Britain, it’s nice to see she’s putting herself in the spotlight with her incredible voice and melodic sensibilities.

“Heaven Knows” has a hypnotic acoustic riff, rooted in South American flavors but has all the elements of radio friendliness; “Same Boat” is a rollickingly warm, catchy piece – again, employing the “native” feel of her Colombian roots; “I’ll Be Wrong Again” is a sweet and emotionally touching piece with its delicate melody and lyrics of a broken heart.  “Raven” is a vividly colorful piece; Ms. Forero’s vocals shine by showing her (quite dynamic) range and “Anhela” is sung in Spanish and is slow, silky and simply lovely.

Every now and then, it’s a pleasure for me to get out of my usual musical comfort zone – or expected tastes – and hear something new, different, fresh and emotionally elevating.  And that’s exactly what this E.P. from Vanessa Forero is.  Emotionally elevating.

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From The Uproar will be released Monday, March 28th, 2016

http://www.vanessaforero.com/