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07 August 2009

Angel Kaset Review...

So, I got the chance to listen to an album called Underneath a Vincent Van Gogh Sky by singer/songwriter Angela Kaset. I’ll be blunt- If you’re looking for the country-pop leanings of a Taylor Swift or a Shania Twain, you’re out of luck with this one. Angela is for those with a more mellow, almost jazzy taste in music.

That said, I did enjoy the album. Like I said- it’s nice to relax to and many of Angela’s lyrics are really intriguing. In particular, I like the beginning to the song Jesus with the Light Brown Hair (Look it up!) The lyrics describe growing up in a strictly fire and brimstone religious home and how that affects the narrator. Later, she describes a change is perspective about ‟Jesus with the Light Brown Hair‟.

Another really interesting song on the disc was a track called ‟I’m a Big Girl Now‟. She talks going through the various stages of growing up, starting with Kindergarten and ending with a nice little twist that ties the lyrics together.

One song that may be very familiar to all is her cover of ‟Something in Red‟, which was originally made a hit by Lorrie Morgan (although written by Angela). If you are unfamiliar with it, check out a clip of the original:

The song is about looking for just the right thing to wear for the occasion, whether it’s driving a guy crazy or making that girl you hated in High School jealous. That last bit, by the way, is my favorite part of the song, where she says ‟I’m looking for something in green. Something to out-do an ex-high school queen. Jealousy comes in the color of Jade, do you have some pumps and a purse in this shade?‟

The most touching one, for me, was ‟I Didn’t Know I Was Saying Goodbye‟. It’s one of those songs about losing someone and wanting more than anything to be able to go back and show them how much you appreciated them.

If there was one track I wasn’t too thrilled with, it’s ‟My Boy‟. The lyrics are a bit too political for my taste, but I have to say that the arrangement and music in it is beautiful and haunting. Trust me... stick the whole song out and see what I mean.

Well, there you have it. My impressions of Angela Kaset’s Underneath a Vincent Van Gogh Sky. Check it out and let me know what you think, too. Also... check out her myspace blog- she’s hilarious! See ya next time...

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