Halie Loren – Full Circle (2006)

Halie Loren - Full Circle (2006)
Artist: Halie Loren
Album: Full Circle
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 2006
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

Tracklist:
Maybe I’ll Fly 04:37
River 04:18
Sand 03:19
Alone 04:45
Lucky 04:16
Sisters 05:16
Only Winter 04:06
Pretty Truth 03:53
Kitty 05:10
Numb 3:47
Almost Even 03:10
Empty 04:12
Full Circle 04:43

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‘Full Circle’ represents a collection of some of the songs that Halie Loren wrote while she was searching for, and finding, her true musical voice.

Her music has too many facets and layers to simply plug into a cookie-cutter genre to be described as alternative or pop or jazz. Instead, you’ll find the music and the voice taking you down unexpected paths.

The full scope of the songs on the CD move you from ‘Full Circle’, the CD’s title song that spells out emotional revenge so bitter you can almost taste the hurt that’s been a long-time building, to the questioning cry for help on the song ‘Empty’ as it addresses the media-produced images of perfection that are held up to young women in today’s society.

Halie’s lyrics remind us what an excellent writer she is as she cuts to the core without ever thinking of holding back, whether she’s musically commenting on today’s political climate (Numb), reminding backstabbers that their day is coming (Kitty), or giving a tongue ‘n cheek brush-off to a well-deserving significant other (Almost Even). But hope is portrayed in the collection as well. ‘Pretty Truth’ reminds us to let others know and love us for who we really are. And her song ‘Lucky’ so aptly acknowledges “lucky is, after all, just a state of mind.”

Halie accompanies herself with piano on all the tracks. The album was co-produced and engineered with James House, a multi-talented producer and musician who also adds backup to some of the songs on bass and guitar, along with other fine musicians Chris Ward (electric & acoustic guitar and bass), Brian West (drums), Paul Biondi (saxophone/flute) and Dale Bradley (cello).

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