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8 out 10 - "Stronger Now"
A composer and pianist, Carol Albert penned all 10 tracks on the aptly titled Stronger Now, as the Atlanta based songstress offers us much diversity on the extremely proficient album.
The title track starts the listen with quaint keys and agile melodies floating in a lush setting, and “Love Again” follows with soothing percussion and elegant keys dancing around each other with soaring beauty.
Deeper into the listen, “Femme Fight” recruits Brazilian influences into the brisk pace with lively rhythm, while “Winter Rain” finds a memorable beat amid playful keys in a dance friendly environment.
Near the end, “I Am Fine”, one of the more vocally heavy selections, unfolds with a dreamy display of cautious elegance, and “Til We Meet Again” ends the listen flowing with flamenco style guitars and dynamic instrumentation that’s immediately memorable.
Albert has dealt with much personal tragedy in recent years, and she channels that profound loss into a career highlight, as begins a new creative chapter on this Latin tinted and piano fueled gem.