About the CD: This stunning self-titled debut EP features a set of tunes notable for their raw emotion and beautiful soundscapes. Madilyn wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, drawing from her own struggles as a teenager and her heartfelt expressions of the joy she finds in life. The first track, "Irreplaceable," begins with aching introspection and soars to an assurance of self-worth; the following track, "Foolish Game," was written right after Madilyn left the TV show The Voice and gives insight into the inevitability of discouragement in life and the realization that you can rise above the games that people play. An epic movie score string section combines with powerful rhythms on "Undercover," a breathtaking song about overcoming sadness and seeking the light all around you. The final track, "Little Things," playfully reminds us that the little things in life are the source of true joy.
My review: I will just go ahead and admit that I have never actually watched The Voice, so I didn't see Madilyn Paige on it. I was excited to be able to listen to and review her new CD because my daughter saw her at Time Out for Girls and loved her. I enjoyed this CD, I feel like Madilyn has a different sound to her voice than a lot of the current singers out there, which I really liked. I liked that all of her songs were written by her, and I think that they have really insightful lyrics for someone of her age. I liked all of these songs and I found myself singing along to these songs pretty quickly. It was really fun that "Irreplaceable" also has a re-mix. This CD is great, it's clean, fun and well worth your time to listen to.
I was sent a copy of this CD in exchange for an honest review.
Check out the music video for "Irreplaceable" here.
Purchase links: Deseret Book, online or in stores - Amazon
About the artist: Madilyn Paige is a singer-songwriter from Provo, Utah. As a young child, she lived in Japan. She took up singing after she moved back to the U.S. She loves making music videos and short films with her friends and has performed in various local competitions.
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