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Purposeful Pop
Posted August 22, 2015
By MaryNikkel_NRT, Staff Reviewer

Abigail Duhon is a teenager with a passion to follow God's calling on her life through art, specifically her EDM-flavored pop tunes. Even at a young age, Abigail's mission is already established: "I want to reach my age group with the message of Christ."

Her More Than Gold EP gives audiences an initial taste of how she plans to do that. The EP features two versions of her latest single "Dance Up," a club-ready track featuring fellow freshman artist Spencer Kane's slick vocals. This song would be right at home with its top 40 counterparts, and although the lyrics are focused on dancing and having a good time, they remain clean and positive.

"Give Me More" is another pop track that focuses on a desire to avoid settling for temporary pleasures, looking instead for purpose founded in eternity. The message is a particularly relevant one for teenagers and young adults navigating the dizzying array of choices the world presents. "More Than Gold" is a beautiful piano-centric ballad that assures listeners who may be struggling with their sense of worth "you are worth more than gold / a beautiful story waiting to be told."

Closing Thoughts:
Abigail Duhon has a voice reminiscent of the tones of pop peers Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Given time and the steady snowballing of word-of-mouth recommendations, she could easily hold her own in the pop radio format-- breathing a much needed sense of integrity and greater purpose into that musical setting. Her sound is still in the process of being polished, and a few of the tracks feel a little unfinished, like they could benefit from more developed instrumentation. Abigail is definitely on the right track however, and you can expect to be seeing more from her in the years to come.

Song to Download Now:
"Dance Up (feat. Spencer Kane)" (Get it on iTunes here.)

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