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KELLY EREZ – Come To Me: After blasting out many punk and metal albums over the past few days it made a change sitting down and checking out Kelly Erez’ debut album. This R&B / Soul singer really does know how to deliver the goods.
‘Come To Me’ is an excellent album that leaves me wondering why this lady isn’t more well known. Forget what see you see in the charts and check out this lady as her songs really do blow me away. Tracks such as ‘Letters’, ‘Hand On Heart’, ‘I Don’t Mind’ and ‘We Got It All’ really did do it for me.
In fact while a friend was sitting here earlier he commented on what an excellent voice Kelly has and I totally agree. Lyrically and musically fans of the more commercial sound will really dig what Kelly Erez has on offer. This album also comes well produced and well packaged. I have no doubt that this album will be in my top 20 of albums released in 2012. 9/10
Kelly Erez – Come To Me (Album Review)
Brilliant debut album from up-and-coming R&B artist, Kelly Erez, points to fruitful future
review by Iain P W Robertson
There is something of a glut of R&B wannabes trying to strut their stuff in the UK at this time. Some of them are blokes and quite a few of them are women. Yet, not all of them can measure up to the original standards of the genre, largely because, in my view, they are manufacturing a sound and not embodying genuine soul in their performances.
I have said it before and, at the risk of repetition, while ITV’s ‘The X-Factor’ has a moderate role to play in providing rubble for the burgeoning pop industry, its insistence on churning out musical stylists creates an impermeable fog of incongruous rot, through which intuitive artists are forced to break their way into the market. It is not easy and is made more difficult by the issues facing the recording industry.
However, Kelly Erez is making that break. Having released an EP last year to considerable accolades from around the industry, she has managed to compile an album of such stellar beauty that I believe she will soon find herself hoisted onto a platform among the true greats of the R&B scene.
Her eleven track album, Come To Me, is a glossy and impeccably produced work that features neat and uncomplicated track titles, such as the opener ‘Letters’, followed by ‘Hand On Heart’, ‘Come To Me’ (the title track) and ‘Xtra’. Not one of them is lacking in any way and Ms Erez’s voice possesses a rich tone and a wide range.
According to her management, Kelly has been collaborating with some of the most established writers in the UK for the past year, most of whom have gained major hits with the likes of Kylie, Celine Dion and Gabrielle, among others. Yet, this debut album is a construct with her sister, Natalie, who was also responsible for the overall production, albeit mixed by Ian Carter, a Mercury Award nominee.
The tracks are delicious. Kelly’s innate soul percolates to the top of each of them and inhabits the core elements of each song. She could so easily have emerged from North America’s heartland of R&B and soul but, no, she hails from Stratford, London, and does her nation proud with her song-writing talents and impeccable delivery.
Kelly is very active on Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media sites. You can Google her for more biographical information and she is not afraid to open her heart to her fans, which are building by the day. It helps that she has the looks to go with that exquisite voice but she does not have to rely on superficialities to make her mark on the music scene. Trust me, you will start to hear a lot more about Kelly Erez, as her career sky-rockets.
To read this review on the reviewedonline.co.uk website, click here
I am delighted to announce that my online store is now open! Throughout this year more music and products will be uploaded and you will be able to pre-order my debut album right here!
The store will also feature exclusive bundles, offers and promotions. My music will always be available online at all major retailers too such as iTunes, Amazon, etc. However, the exclusive products, bundles and promotions will only be via http://kellyerez.com
My debut EP, ‘This Is Me’ is available here but to go to the main store site, visit http://store.kellyerez.com
This is the forth video being posting from my concert at Hoxton Hall Theatre. It’s for the song ‘Come To Me’ which is taken from my debut EP ‘This Is Me’, the EP is available on iTunes (Worldwide) or from my Facebook Page for FREE. To get my EP for FREE (which includes ‘Letters’) just visit my Facebook site, click the ‘download music from Kelly Erez’ sign and it’s yours! You will need to join my mailing list though 🙂
‘Come To Me’ was written by my sister Natalie Erez and was a featured ‘Track of the Week’ on BBC Radio 1Xtra on release and got pick up across the BBC radio network. It’s one of my favourite tracks and I hope you enjoy it.
This is the third video being posting from my concert at Hoxton Hall Theatre. It’s for the song ‘Letters’ which is the lead track from my debut EP ‘This Is Me’, the EP is available on iTunes (Worldwide) or from my Facebook Page for FREE. To get my EP for FREE (which includes ‘Letters’) just visit my Facebook site, click the ‘download music from Kelly Erez’ sign and it’s yours! You will need to join my mailing list though 🙂