Friday, August 9, 2013

CD Review: Candice Russell's 'So Much More'

Candice Russell
So Much More
Reflect Records

Oregon-based singer and guitarist, Candice Russell, evokes images of a sweet pop princess that knows how to sing and perform. The catchy guitar-based songs are all written by Candice, along with Aaron Russell and Dave Lubben. The pop songs include keys, piano, strings, guitars, drums, and bass. The music is upbeat and Candice's vocals are fairly indicative of Kelly Clarkson with a touch of JoJo. The pop/rock creations are driven by Candice's keen sense of songwriting and ear for strong melodies and moving stories. The upbeat, "Good Luck With That" and "Escape" are perfect pop/rock anthems with catchy hooks and sweet vocals throughout. "My Friend" contains lush melodies and a mix of instruments that still evokes a pop infectious presence. "Remember" is a touching anthem for all abused women everywhere; especially for a Cambodian friend, named Nhu, who was sold into sex slavery. "Someday" is a lush guitar tune with anthemic sound and spot-on vocals. All in all, the ten songs are perfect listening pleasures. Fans of contemporary female pop and rock music will love Candice Russell. Find out why there is 'so much more' to Candice today! ~ Matthew Forss   

1 comment:

Candice Russell said...

Thank you for featuring me on your blog! :)