Friday, February 24, 2012

CD Review: Markeisha Ensley's 'Talk To Me'

Markeisha Ensley
Talk To Me
Emporia Records

Markeisha's soulful and swaying ballads feature doo wop melodies, jazz interludes, and New York City's classic, vocal melting pot conjures up images of smoky clubs and timeless lyrics on her latest release, Talk To Me. The gospel-tinged ballads feature classic rhythms and moods that can only be created by Markeisha. The new five-track release is energetic, jazzy, and full of pop flavor. The slow, piano-playing, jazzy vocals, and sauntering beats of the pop standard gem, "Maybe," is full of spirited emotion delivered in a mature way without needless electronica or overt rock tunes. "Still Yours" is an upbeat ska and jazz tune with a little roots and gospel thrown in for good measure. "Talk To Me" is a slow tune with light percussion and sultry vocals. "Break Free" is a gospel-tinged song about love and moving on. "Someone To Love" is a slow song with piano and strings that form a more introspective result. At any rate, Markeisha presents us with a good set of soulful gospel, classic songs that showcase a full vocal range. ~ Matthew Forss 

1 comment:

Markeisha said...

Thank you so much for featuring my music, Matthew! Much appreciated! Markeisha