Melissa Otero’s long-awaited new album “Angels and Demons” is a startlingly impressive, aptly-titled adventure into the adult contemporary sound. Brimming with weighty themes and fierce versatility, it should win her newfound respect.
Throughout its 11 tracks Melissa runs the gamut of emotions as skillfully as always, with solid pop-rock sounds and hip urban dance beats, all courtesy of some fine production work to match. Singing with wild abandon, slow-burning passion and all the places in-between, she sinks her teeth into many themes. The soaring, graceful title-track mirrors some of her immense vocal and songwriting talents.
This album showcases Melissa’s true artistic talent and her willingness to stretch her relevancy as an artist in this modern age plagued by one hit wonders and pop garbage. It’s a stunning display of artistry and takes you through so many waves that you’ll be pressing replay so many times your fingers will go numb. Besides the title track, check out; Closer (feat Logikil), Spellbound, I Miss You and White Line Fever.
I am particularly in love with Melissa’s Spanish songs, With You, and Tu Corazon which remains my absolute favorite on the album. Few female singers have a voice that captures so much power and grace than hers and when she sings in Spanish she sends chills up my spine with her unique style.
“Angels and Demons” is an excellent album, but I would expect nothing less from a singer-songwriter like Melissa Otero. Expect to love this from the very first listen, yet be prepared as these songs also get better and better with each subsequent listen. I’m officially hooked on this album right now, and listen to it constantly. This album is a window into the world of an artist who knows exactly what she wants exactly what she’s got and exactly who she is.
Melissa Otero is destined for major success; don’t miss the chance to listen to an explosive talent in evolution… next time around you may just have to deal with ‘Sold Out’ signs!
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