Rachael Lampa is Back!| Posted December 30, 2009
After about 2 years of Rachael saying she had a new album in the recording process, she finally delivers the fantastic Human.
The album starts out with "Human Intro", a bit of music and vocals from the song "Human". It's an interesting and way to start off the album.
"Loving You" is second favorite song on the album. It's guitar-driven, feel-good, radio pop sound is completely irresistible. Rachael's fantastic voice gives the song musical depth. Definitely should be released to radio.
"Mr. Somebody Else" is a funky track that reminds me of Beyonce or Jordin Sparks. Rachael has got sass on this song and it works.
"Avalanche" is by and large the most fantastic song on the album. Rachael's pure, phenomenal vocals float over the golden, piano-driven melody. It's an absolutely immaculate song.
"All the Way Down" is another mid-tempo pop song also reminiscent of Jordin Sparks (which makes since, because Rachael is good friends with Jordin). Catchy, fun song.
"Close to the Sun" is an interesting song. It has a different vibe than any of the other songs on the album. It's enchanting "la la" background and melancholic music match Rachael's powerhouse voice perfectly.
The title track, which is also the final track is an honest, heartfelt song. It's guitar-driven melody goes well with Rachael and guest artist, Johnny Lang's voices. A nice way to end this EP.
Overall, Rachael serves up another fantastic album. It's a little short and there are close to no spiritual references. The album is mainly about being in love with another person, which is not a bad thing, it's a part of life. And Rachael doesn't go too far. I think Human is another wonderful addition to Rachael's fantastic career.
Release date pushed back to 1st week of January| Posted December 22, 2009
Been looking for news on this all day. One thing that I know about being an indie artist vs working with a label is that it's WAY more difficult to keep things organized (probably due to smaller team?). Anyway, Rachel just tweeted (http://twitter.com/rachael_lampa) that her release date has been pushed back to first week of January due to "have the best quality and effective shipping, etc.." - :(