Unless you're a serious lover of good music and take the time to search the web, you're probably not familiar with Alice Smith. That's a shame because Alice has star quality and her debut, "For Lovers, Dreamers & Me" is proof of that.
All you have to do is listen to the first song "Dream". The track starts off with a simmer. A sparse piano piece and Alice's beautiful voice starts off softly. As the track builds up, Alice's voice does the same, intensifying as she sings, "I'll be there to love you each and every night and all through the day". Each time she sings that verse, her vocals go up another notch, right up to the finale.
"Do I" starts off with a wicked bass play and additional guitar work that one might associate with a reggae dub. As she sings the verse, "I can care about the way he makes me feel, I can care because his love makes me feel real". By now you have realized that this girl can sing her you-know-what-off.
On "Fake is the New Real", she sings about the lack of substance over style in our lives. Hmmm! Sounds like the state of RnB. Other highlights include "Woodstock" a fun up-tempo track and "Gary’s Song".
It's very refreshing when a new artist hits the scene, armed with talent, insightful writing and songs that touch your soul. Mix it together and you have one of the most satisfying releases of 2006.