US - California - Full Moon 150 - 12/12/08
Spark The Fire Records
Kira Fontana's debut album holds great intensity, as the singer lays her soul bare in these songs. Her vocals are soaring; yet retain an earthy mystery throughout. Opener "Here" nails it, with a quietly burning melody taking focus. "Still" is a sweet piano ballad that puts the emphasis on Fontana's lovely vocals. It shows her as an artist to be reckoned with. "Always" is a dramatic, lengthy song with Fontana's velvet voice taking charge as the melody crashes around her. There might be others to compare her with, but here she's on her own.
The closing "Spark the Fire" is a slow-burning track that shows Fontana keeping her quiet but persuasive spirit intact. Her debut is stellar and deserves to be heard by many.
Copyright © 2008 Anna Maria Stjärnell