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|18-08-2011 07:28 | 0 comment(s)|
| The moment is here! YouTube phenomenon Christina Grimmie's first extended play Find Me is now available on iTunes!
Grimmie rose to popularity on YouTube as a cover artist, singing and accompanying herself on piano to covers of songs by pop singers Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, which she arranged herself. After appearing on a cover of Nelly's "Just A Dream" with fellow YouTube phenom Sam Tsui, her popularity rose and led to her being managed by Gomez's mother and step-father and touring with Selena Gomez & The Scene. Two of her major influences are actress and pop singer Christina Aguilera and singer Stacie Orrico.
Find Me is a true pop album that should be used as a rubric for all future pop albums. Grimmie's vocals are powerful like Jordin Sparks' and soulful like Aguilera's. From what I can hear, there is no use of auto-tune to mask Grimmie's already talented voice. The lyrical content is also much more refreshing from what we hear daily from popular artists like Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas and Britney Spears.
"Ugly", the first track from the album, is an electropop song speaking to women who feel inferior to other women. It is a whimsical remake of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" and Selena Gomez & The Scene's "Who Says". What stands out more than the song is Grimmie's powerful vocals. It is one of the weakest tracks on the album.
"Unforgivable", the second track, is one of the album's standout tracks. This piano and drum-driven ballad is where Grimmie's soulful voice shines most. This song sets her apart from other pop artists close to or even double her young age of 17. The song's message is also positive, in which she speaks to someone who made a terrible mistake and tells them that what they did is not unforgivable. This song on its own makes her a better role model than pop singer Miley Cyrus.
"Advice", the third track, is the first single from the album. It premiered on Radio Disney on Saturday, June 11. The song speaks of remaining confident in yourself, treasuring your choices and embracing love and accepting disappointment. It's another electropop song in which it isn't necessarily Grimmie's element, but her voice still shines through the electronic beats and its message is uplifting. Aguilera's influence in her musical style can still be heard throughout the song.
"King of Thieves", the fourth track, is another piano-driven ballad in which Grimmie can call home. Her voice is pleasant as she sings about taking back her heart from a thief who has left her in the dark. This song could very well challenge every popular pop song on Billboard's popular pop charts because of the awe of Grimmie's delivery. She brings modern pop to a level of satisfaction untainted by digital effects or stale and overused genres.
"Not Fragile", the fifth track, is the album's third electropop song that verges on symphonic rock you might hear from Skillet. Its lyrics speak of being confident and unbreakable. It's a song that Aguilera will wish she had gotten for her album instead. A common thread woven through every song is Grimmie's impressive voice. The genre she sings in is irrelevant because she delivers in each one, but it's also one of the weakest tracks on the album.
"Find Me", the sixth track, is a warmer pop song verging on dance pop and soundtrack pop that is reminiscent of songs used in Pokémon soundtracks in the past. The song, while not a ballad, showcases Grimmie's voice wonderfully. The song's production is superb and makes the song another of the album's standout tracks.
"Liar Liar", the seventh track, is the album's third piano-driven ballad. Grimmie's vocals on this song are softer and more vulnerable, giving us an opportunity to visualize a side of vulnerability we haven't experienced before. She sings of a liar returning to her, trying to fool her like before. It is another of the album's standout tracks and is my favorite. Upon hearing the song, artists like Sara Bareilles, Avril Lavigne and other popular artists will wish they had recorded the song. This song will surely bring Grimmie critical acclaim on Billboard's Hot 100. It bears some lyrical resemblance to Selena Gomez & The Scene's "I Don't Miss You At All."
"Counting", the eighth and final track from the album, is another pop verging on electropop song whose accompaniment bears some slight resemblance to Katy Perry's "ET." The song speaks of counting the distance and amount of time it takes to be reunited with a love interest. It's another song that Aguilera will wish was on one of her albums, but it's the third weak track from the album.
Overall, the album is AMAZING. It's worth the purchase because each song is great in its own way. Each of its eight songs costs only $0.99 and the entire album goes for $5.99 on iTunes. Grimmie holds a wealth of maturity on this album, something not many debut artists around her age have in a first album. For those of you who haven't heard Grimmie before, you now have an excuse to listen to her and own an album that will never grow old with you!
The album has already reached the top 5 on iTunes' Top 10 Albums chart (no. 4) and may very well debut within the top 10 on the Billboard 200. As for "Advice" or any future single from the album, if promoted well (which is very possible because of Grimmie's appearance on Billboard's Social 50 chart), may peaked within the top 40 of the Hot 100.
Grimmie, thank you for sharing yourself with us. May God continue to bless your exceptional voice and our ears with your uplifting music.
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