Kelsey Lewis - Beautiful View
A new album from a new artist. Nothing new? Hardly. This is a wonderful collection of catchy tunes and gripping melodies. This young Texas lady has a soulful voice that is refreshing and colorful. It's a throwback to an earlier time when singers had to rely on their voice to convey the longing, regret, joy, love, happiness, sadness, etc. in songs rather than use a bunch of studio tricks. You'll get none of that here. The recording is clean and the vocals are present right where they should be. I've not heard of any of the musicians in her backup band so I'm assuming they're all studio folks but they're all good. The arrangements are all solid and the production is first class, which is great for a new artist. There's some hard work involved in putting this record together and the work paid off. The is an exceptional first effort and I look forward to her next outing. Well done Kelsey.