Lani Misalucha comes back to the country with a new
self-titled album released under Universal Records. According to Lani herself,
this album is "easy listening." She lists "Love Me Again" and "I Live For Your
Love" as personal favorites. This is her first all-revival album which includes
her own version of "Hold Me" as popularized by Whitney Houston and
"These Dreams" by Heart.
I was expecting just another revival CD, but Asia's
Nightingale lived up to her title and swept me off my feet. Literally.
Her repertoire of love songs captivated my senses, made me
stop what I was doing, and nearly sent my mind to eternal bliss. She has this
ability to lure listeners with her smooth, but equally powerful voice. She can
hit those high notes without turning it into a scream.
Everything sounds right in this album, from the music to the
backup singers; blending it together with Asia's Nightingale turned it into a
healthy musical prescription for the soul. Personally, I'm not a big fan of
love songs, but that outlook changed once I heard her rendition of "Never knew
love like this before". She turned it into something danceable, with cool beats
making me tap my feet in rhythm.
Overall, Lani Misalucha's self-titled is a must-buy. If you
want something new from the love songs of old, then this CD is for you.