When it comes to soul divas there is only one artist that gets my juices flowing in that genre these days and her name is Sylvia Powell.
Today sees the release of Sylvia’s long awaited new album "The Script" on iTunes US and UK and I couldn’t be any more excited. Sylvia’s incredible songwriting skills are intertwined with melodic instrumentation on this beautiful album, all the while keeping the sound completely fresh and full of substance. What I love about this album the most is that Sylvia doesn’t overcook anything in the production. This isn’t your standard run-of-the-mill pumped out, let’s "promo" the hell out of it type of pop record. This is music as it should be. True, honest and real.
New single "Crazy Beautiful Life" is a reflective track that breathes fresh air into the notions of regret, promises and past relationships. "Edge Of Time" will simply leave goosebumps on your skin. You can feel the heartache and emotion that went into creation of this chilling song. "Endless" is a stunning and haunting track that has been getting a lot of buzz. You’ll definitely feel the yearning of desire as Sylvia sings the chorus so effortlessly. With summer quickly approaching, you’ll absolutely love "Lazy Days" as it’s the perfect soundtrack to wake up to on the weekend. Sylvia has captured the moment in perfect clarity in this song and in all of the other songs on the album.
The premise of the album is summed up in the final title track "The Script". If there were ever a song that would remind you that life is too short for regret and predictability, "The Script" will drive it home. I could go on and on about how much I love this album, but it’s better left experienced on your own. No matter if you’re into pop, electro, hard rock, r&b, or even emotronic, you won’t deny that Sylvia Powell has created something extraordinary and completely organic in "The Script". It will remind you that real musicians still exist.
If I were to make a comparative, "The Script" is along the lines of a modern day "Tapestry" and I bet Carole King would even adore it.