Tuesday, June 8, 2010

CD Review: First Impression of Danika Holmes' "Second Chances"

Singer/songwriter Danika Holmes was looking for a "normal career" before music pulled her back in the right direction. She has just released her debut album "Second Chances." The songs "Lock Me In Tonight," and the album's lead-off song "Half As Strong As You" carry a strong country sound with an even stronger, memorable chorus. Danika's voice floats between sounds of Jewel and Dolly Parton. The song "Unlit Match" is an interesting experiment in sound textures with some great lyrics, but does not carry enough of a punch. Her voice in the song "Pockets Full of Gold" flows perfectly with the piano keys as her strength lies in soft, gentle ballads. The storytelling in "Annie May" shows off Danika's folksier side to her song-writing. The meaningful album closer "Dear Friends" is a pop song that pays tribute to fans, friends and family. Danika's album is available on her website www.danikaholmes.com and she just released a video for the song Lock Me In Tonight.

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