|This "One Girl" Can Sing! | Posted May 31, 2011
In many ways, Katelynne Cox is an average 16 year old. Growing up with divorced parents and a victim of high school bullying, she knows how it feels to not fit in. But instead of letting these experiences drag her down, Cox has used them to positively affect others who may be going through the same exact struggles.
Throughout her first full-length album “One Girl,” Katelynne Cox successfully mixes high-energy beats and soft guitar with fun, yet thought-provoking lyrics. The title track “One Girl,” is very catchy and this tune, like several others on the album, can be easily added to your dance party playlist.
The album’s first single slated to hit Christian radio stations, “Me,” contains poignant lyrics: “I can’t change all of my circumstances to what I want them to be, but somewhere in all of the madness, all You wanted to change was me.” Lyrics like this showcase the depth of Cox’s writing and personal experience at such a young age.
While several songs are purely about Cox’s relationship with God, several also pertain to everyday human relationships. The songs “Best Friend” and “Smile” deal with friendships and crushes, which make for a well-rounded album and a message to which younger listeners can relate. Cox adds her own twist to “Sticking With You,” previously recorded by Addison Road, which is a neat addition to the record.
Katelynne Cox describes her sound as “positive pop with some throwback ‘80s guitars.” If you are a fan of Britt Nicole and similar artists, you’ll most likely enjoy this album. Some songs are just to provide a fun listening experience, while others are meant to encourage and empower. I’m looking forward to seeing Cox grow and progress as an artist in the future. In the end, the goal of the album is to remind listeners that even just one person can make a difference, and it does just that.
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