THIRD TIMES A CHARM FOR 20-YEAR-OLD POP/ROCKER
Posted September 29, 2008
Krystal Meyers was in good company at this year’s Dove Awards, sharing her second “Female Vocalist of the Year” nomination with such luminaries as Amy Grant, Mandisa, Sandi Patty and Natalie Grant. Not bad for an artist whom three years ago was an unsigned teenager playing local hot spots.
Although Make Some Noise just hits stores this month, NBC’s fall TV promo spot has already been screaming the title track of Meyers’ sparkling new disc. Not afraid to shout it out, the just-turned-20-year-old cranks up the tunes on her third CD, plunging head first into a 10-song set that explores maturing faith in the context of an upgraded sound.
Though she has been touted in the past as an edgier Avril Lavigne or Ashlee Simpson, Meyers incorporates fatter sounds for Make Some Noise, mixing in some thick beats and entrancing Gwen Stefani-esque vocals (if we must compare) to shake it up loud.
“Shine,” the glittering first single, is pure pop fun, programming beats worthy of any dance floor circa the 1980s. “Love it Away” keeps it bumping with a song of restoration: “Do you know when your world is unraveling/Holding on, hanging by a thread/Don’t you know there’s somebody to pull you in/Don’t cry anymore… He will love it away.”
Merging her happy beats with astute fashion and a timeless message, Meyers’ worldwide crossover appeal readies her to become a legitimate Christian music international pop star. With such mass marketability, it’s no wonder the iconic blonde is rocking out arenas on this year’s “Revolve Tour,” Women of Faith’s reach to girls.
But lest you think Meyers is only capable of speaking to her peers, think again. Addressing the concerns of a budding woman, Make Some Noise is more than typical teen fare and more musically and lyrically satisfying than her previous two ventures.
Watch out. Krystal Meyers is poised to take the world by storm. –Andrew Greer
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