Arts & Entertainment

Album Review: You Are Gold

Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones, and Florence Welch have strong voices that create fervor within our hearts.  Separately, all fall short somehow from causing that total elation that bleeds from our bones and into our skin. These voices lack the many complex dimensions a voice privileged with airtime should have. Fear not of mediocrity, Alessandra Rose has risen to the occasion with her September 4th solo debut album “You are Gold”, set to release on Sept. 4. Many talents have risen up from the abysmal forests of our Pacific Northwest; though a delivery so clear and seductively smokey rarely rings from out of the woodwork.

Her melodic vocals paired with original diction do a great service to the pop genre. Every song stands on its own and could be a worthy single. The sounds from her acoustic guitar and Christopher Jones, heavily blanketing the keys, allows listeners to transition smoothly into Fall with positive reverberations. You can find “You are Gold” on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.