REVIEW: Melanie C by Melanie C

The singer’s self-titled album is bold and confident in style.

Melanie C certainly has a lot of confidence when it comes to changing musical styles on her album as her latest proves.

Taking on a decidedly more dance style for this album, all of the songs featured certainly sound vibrant and blends an interesting mix of sounds to make it really distinctive. In particular tracks such as ‘Escape’ and ‘Overload’ both stand out due the self-assuredness and uplifting nature of the sounds that emerge on both.

There is certainly no room or time for messing about with this album, with a running time of just over half an hour. But this is not a bad thing, as the conciseness of the record reveals just how much care has been put into making sure that the consistency of the album is spot on.

With songs such as the distinctive and bold sounding ‘Who I am’ and the darker toned ‘Good Enough’, there is a high quality level of experimentation that keeps the listener guessing as to what is coming next.

Surprisingly, that darker element to the songs really works well for the singer’s voice, particularly on ‘Nowhere to Run’ which is filled with drama – making it a highlight song on the album.

The overall tone of the album is vibrant and always interesting, with the energy levels lasting throughout the album. ‘In and Out of Love’ is a great example of this – with a great rhythm behind it, it is a great addition to the album.

As well as making you want to dance, its positivity and empowering messages that come through each song makes this exactly the album we need through these difficult times. It is a well thought out and bold album that keeps you intrigued from start to finish.

By Emma Clarendon

The album is available to buy and download now.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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