Singer Haley Reinhart (and former American Idol alum) released her fourth album “Lo-Fi Soul” today. The soulful singer-songwriter brings together a unique perspective to this thirteen track collective.
Haley’s jazzy and often smokey timbre is the highlight on “Lo-Fi Soul” as she runs through the in’s and outs of love and heartbreak. Something we all can relate too, in one way or another. On the gospel-tinged opening track “Deep Water”, the 60s Doo-Wop inspired “Oh Damn”, and “Shook” where Reinhart’s playfulness and sexy appeal are most apparent. Reinhart’s vulnerability on this album goes beyond that. On songs like “Don’t Know How to Love You” and “Crack The Code” she ruminates over a relationship and all of its issues. The album is peppered with musical analogies (i.e. “Lo-Fi Soul”) some of which are cliche, but fitting hence the album title. The album overall is a cohesive piece of work if perhaps a bit sleepy towards the end. Any fans of Haley Reinhart will be thrilled with delight, while she’ll definitely gain new fans and listeners as well.
“FROM CONGO REFUGEE TO ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ BREAKOUT TO INDIE SONGWRITER; RON BULTONGEZ …”
Singer-Songwriter; Ron Bultongez has just released his first major label single debut and it’s quite the heartfelt one. If anything about him rings familiar … you’re right. Ron was a contestant on this past season’s American Idol that stood out for not only his unique perspective, his story and of course his talent. Despite being cut at the Top 24 it was obvious his journey as an artist was not over it was just beginning.
The singers’ debut single Learning to Love out now is from the EP of the same name due out in August, finds Ron settling in quite well into a genre that is having a major resurgence right now. The blend of folksy singer-songwriter music plays well together with the slightly gritty and earnestness to his voice, which allows for a song that could easily turn sappy or boring to not. The softly strummed acoustic guitar rounds out this soulful track and makes for a bright debut for this promising young star.
Stream Ron Bultongez – “Learning to Love”– SPOTIFY