Friday, May 25, 2012
Boheme - Follow the freedom
Produced by Boheme / Don Boyette
Tracks : 1.Follow the freedom 2.Even the mistakes 3.Everything sunshine 4.Blind spot 5.Done done done 6.Undertow 7.Pot of gold 8.A girl like that 9.Sensitive people 10.Thank you for breaking my heart
3 out of 5
The former lead singer of Antigone Rising, Cassidy is now a solo artist known as Boheme. Her debut album "Follow the freedom" is co-produced by Don Boyette, a top session bassist for Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. Soundwise, this is quite different compared to her former band Antigone Rising. Cassidy is influenced by R&B and soul but has added some pop flavor into the mix and the result is very enjoyable. I thought at first that the songs weren´t strong enough but they grow, and I must say that she can carry the songs all by herself with her amazing voice. She has truly played and toured with some of the best such as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Dave Matthews. And one day in the studio, Steve Perry showed up and it ended with Perry doing background vocals on the title track "Follow the freedom". Unbelievable! That song is also one of the highlights along with the new single "Blind spot", I like the groove in this one. "Done, done, done" is another contender with hitpotential, nice chorus. But let me get back to Steve Perry´s performance which could´ve been higher in the mix, however I feel his magical voice with the na na na ending that bring thoughts to Journey´s hit "Lovin, touchin, squeezin". For fans of Lisa Stansfield, Natalie Imbruglia, Adele.