This week’s featured album is by an artist that I have talking with via e-mail over the past few weeks, and I have really grown to enjoy her music. “Shine” by Hudson K is an album with an overall pop vibe, but draws from so many different elements and styles that you are repeatedly lead astray from that immediate notion. And it’s pretty damn sweet.
Over the course of the entire album, Christina Horn, the lead vocalist behind Hudson K, continually sings haunting (yet extremely pleasing) melodies and occasionally pounds the crap out of her piano, revealing that raw emotion that is rarely seen nowadays.
My favorite track off the album has definitely got to be the title track, “Shine.” There is so many interesting styles, melodies and rhythms going on simutaneously, and they blend awesomely together. I love the short breakdown part in the middle of the track, which leads into a powerful chorus, then comes crashing back down into the quiet and erie verse. Great stuff!