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Lana Mir - Self Titled Debut Album - (Review)

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 Written by Adam Simpson
Lana Mir - Self Titled Debut Album - (Review)

Lana Mir is a Ukrainian singer/songwriter, based in New York. She is set to release her self-titled, debut album on the 23rd of August.

Without doubt, Lana has a beautiful voice and a definite sensitivity in the way she constructs her songs. This 11 track album is a breath of fresh air, contemporary and timeless. Lana manages to create a large, wonderful sound from her sultry vocals and simple instrumentals.

With elements of pop, jazz and even indie on the Stone Roses cover, I Wanna Be Adored, this LP is best described as good fun. As seriously as Lana’s music should be taken, it is also a very breezy, summery affair, which cannot fail to make you smile.

ImageBeginning with the beautiful, laid back ballad, Say You Need Me. The album flows, consistently offering more and more from Lana.

The gentle pop credentials of To Be Wrong, are very difficult to ignore and the gentle beat of this track is comforting and uplifting.
Summertime is an extremely rhythmic, laid back track and then Lana continues to surprise you with the brilliant, I Wanna Be Adored. Covering a Stone Roses classic is a brave step, especially from an artist releasing only her debut album, but I love it. Without going all Simon Cowell, Lana really does make this track her own. This is a track that I absolutely love, I loved the original, but what Lana manages to do is put her own beauty into the ballad and offer the track in such a way, that you do not have to compare it to the original.

Believe In Me, is another ballad, with Lana’s vocals swooping over the steady rhythms the music produces. Lana’s voice has a sensual haze to it during this track and the chorus, simple as it may be, certainly manages to put you under her spell.

Lana Mir is a fantastic songwriter with a gorgeous, airy voice. Every track on this debut album offers something slightly different, whilst remaining sultry and beautiful throughout.

Vocally brilliant and musically very good. The overall package is a refreshing, laid back record that definitely has the feel good factor.

Stereoboard Rating. 8/10.

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