Chantal Kreviazuk

Emotional song writing has long been the trademark of Canadian songstress Chantal Kreviazuk and 13 years into her career that has not changed. Varying between extremely happy and extremely sad there is no variance in the quality or depth of what she writes and records. While songs like "5000 Days" have simple rhythms the lyrics are astonishing. This particular song is the most honest and heartfelt way of describing the beginning of a love or relationship I have heard. What she does better than most is verbalize the innerworkings of human emotions. Her music is instantly relatable because she allows us to see her most human/vulnerable side.

What has changed is that she is veering off from her usual soft pop sound to a more mature and jazzy one. There are some radio-friendly songs on the album like the first single "Invincible", "Today" (a catchy song that you won't be able to get out of your head) and "Ordinary People".

While the album is the polar opposite of the music that today's other popular female solo artists are putting out (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc.) it is music that will affect and move a good number of people. It doesn't matter that album sales will be less than the above mentioned artists because it will have a deeper affect on those who do listen to it.

It takes a few years for this 'working mom' to put out an album, but they say that good things come to those who wait. An album well worth the wait.

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