CD REVIEW: Kate Earl "Kate Earl"

This album, Kate Earl's sophomore release, is highly different from her first. This album is incredibly filled with flowing, poppy arrangements and much mopre heavily produced. After all, it is her debut on a major label. Her first album was much more acoustic and mellow, yet the vibe of both albums is the same. Kate Earl is out to have fun with her music while still remaining true and heartfelt. This album, like the first, has trace elements of reggae, but it's on this album that Earl dives deeper into the soulful end of her musical abilities. The standout tracks are "Nobody," "Melody," and "Golden Street" Throughout she still manages to make the music about the lyrics and the storytelling, and not just about the feel-good vibe the she displays.