Album Review: Blaze – “Born To Blaze” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

If you are looking for a highly spiritual and captivating record with a great story-telling method, then Triunion Music artist Blaze‘s Born To Blaze will not let you down.

This Christian Hip Hop artist brings spirituality to a whole new level that really grasps at your heart and your mind. Blaze‘s album is versatile, multifaceted, and incredibly charismatic with his vocal deliveries and inspirational lyrical content that gets to the heart of real life situations. It’s extremely deep, passionate, and a joy to behold.

The beats incorporate many different genre elements and make great use of instrumentation and plugins. Each track is ambient and really flows together with Blaze‘s messages perfectly, and also showcases a handful of feature artists that really add artistic merit to this record.

One track that really stands out is the opener, “I Surrender (feat. Sarah McTiernan)”. With a soulful female-vocal hook cruising through this song, Blaze really hits the ground running with his spiritual lyrics and clever narrative. With elements of ambient Rock and Reggae influences that add many different moods to this track, you can’t help but fall head over heals with this record immediately. It’s an opening track that lets you know that you’ll be listening to every track on this album from start to finish.

Each track on Born To Blaze not only provides us with Blaze‘s signature style, but offers up something new and effective in every measure. You won’t hear the same song twice, but you’ll know it’s coming from the same artist; and that’s a very hard feat to reach in today’s mainstream market.

Blaze is a complete standout of his caliber and we at Artist Reach honestly can’t recommend him enough. If you’re in the mood for something fresh, powerful, well-crafted and highly spirited, then Born To Blaze is just for you.

The album is available now on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and other digital retailers.

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Artist Review: Terah Boyd – “Created Me” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

An exercise of spiritual healing; if you’re in a dark place and need a restoration of your faith in God, then ASCAP starlet Terah Boyd will do exactly that with her inspirational Created Me EP.

And she is absolutely perfect for the role of the genre; her voice is very reminiscent of an angel, if one were to sing. From Gospel-oriented ballads and Soul-infused vocal deliveries, Boyd brings her God-given talent right to the forefront with this EP.

The EP starts out with the charismatic opener “The Eyes Of Faith”, a song that showcases Boyd‘s vocal abilities from almost any angle. The multi-layered chorus is definitely a treat, and really brings a spiritual energy into the track as her vocals soar through this song, along with the high quality production value and musicianship that really brings it all together.

With other songs from the EP taking on a softer tone, Boyd‘s versatility, content and multifaceted nature is just as effective and really gets you to delve deeper into her realm of faith, as well as your own.

While the EP is self-reflective, it also casts a wave of positive spirit and endless likability factors that can’t be ignored. She tackles each song with unwavering passion and perfect vocal control, showcasing every angle of her talent most effectively, as well as diligently.

Her soaring melodies in the popular anchor single “You Are” and the blissfully subtle “It Is Written” demonstrates this perfectly. From acoustic guitar textures and traditionally solidified piano progressions, Boyd‘s one-track vocals are effective, inspiring, and project a balance and composure that is very rare in today’s mainstream music.

She finishes off strongly with the Soul-captivating track “What You Deserve”, a song that encompasses a vibe from yesterday and today’s sensibilities. Boyd‘s several-part harmonies are perfected to a science on this uplifting song, and her signature sound really comes together with a dose of feel-good moods and melody catchiness. If you’re yearning for the good old days with a modernized twist into today’s world of music, this song definitely hits home right where the heart is.

It’s astonishing how much talent we come across at the Artist Reach camp. And you can add Terah Boyd to this roster. If you’re looking to strengthen your faith, mood and overall spirited nature, then Created Me is made just for you.

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