Written By: Jasmine Francois
McClain Sullivan’s voice is somewhere between Amy Winehouse and Gin Wigmore, which is shows a lot of promise for future albums, if Sullivan could find the style that works for her. Her songs toe the line between 90’s Sheryl Crow and scat/modernized jazz. While neither of these styles are “bad” or done poorly, I think Sullivan could find promise in a more R&B or Soul direction. The album is definitely listenable (good lyrics, great vocals), but not my cup of tea when it comes to the background instrumentals/overall musical style. This is definitely something I could see being used as the background music of a coffee shop scene in something like “Eat, Pray, Love”. Mom-approved music, but nothing that is going to break new ground.
FCC Violations: #1 (Happy Anniversary)
Favorite Tracks: Happy Anniversary (Radio Edit)
RIYL: Joss Stone, Sheryl Crow, Duffy