Many parents will tell their kids that winning isn’t everything. An ultra competitive person like myself usually doesn’t agree, but Caroline Glaser might have just proved me wrong. You might remember Glaser from Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice. Although she did make it to the live shows, she was sent home the first week after ending up on a stacked team including Judith Hill. Personally, Glaser was my favorite of the season and I was very disappointed to see her go. After listening to her self-titled debut, losing might not have been such a bad thing after all.
It’s not very often that an artist who is at heart a minimalist can be as powerful as Glaser is on this album. The only artist that comes to mind who manages to do the same thing is Damien Rice (one of my all-time favorite artists). The breaks in Glaser‘s voice are shattering in the best way possible and the way she builds tracks, like “Wishing Well”, is absolutely brilliant. If that track doesn’t give you chills by the end of it, you need to check your pulse.
Much like the aforementioned Damien Rice, Caroline Glaser also transitions into different roles and melodies perfectly. Her unassuming charm is at its best with tracks like “Rosalee” (there is also a live version of the song on the album) and through every part of this wonderfully produced album, she tears you apart. Even her cover of The Outfield‘s “Your Love” works, albeit a complete departure from the original.
The only complaint I have is a common one with these sort of releases…I want more! At only eight songs (if you don’t include the live version of “Rosalee”), I am left wanting so many more. With that said, every track is strong and perhaps that is better than ruining the flow of the album.
Caroline Glaser has absolutely hit the nail on the head with this release. Listen for yourself below.
You can pick up Caroline Glaser by Caroline Glaser on iTunes now!
Editor in Chief of Lemonade Magazine
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.