Friday, February 19, 2010

CD Review: Nadia Ali's 'Embers' Is On Fire

Smile In Bed

Nadia Ali is a Libyan-born, New York resident of Pakistani heritage. The ethnic influences are not so prominent on Embers. In fact, it is primarily a contemporary pop music project with little similarity to other musicians. However, Nadia's voice can only be described as a combination of Sarah McLachlan, Hilary Duff, Stevie Nicks, Shawn Colvin, and Kylie Minogue put together. Every song is sung in English. The music is more mature and developed compared to any other popular artist today. There are basic electronic washes, drums, guitar, and a little Middle Eastern instrumentation and rhythms. Moreover, there is a bit of dance music in her repertoire. Overall, Nadia Ali's Embers is an introspective journey of love and life with pop and dance music as the medium. Embers will be burning up the charts. ~ Matthew Forss

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