IceBurghSociety.com Album Review:
Karli G "All of Me"
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The newest review will be on Kingston singer Karli G's EP, "All of Me". Read the review below:
It's ya boy R to the Oh-nin 705, and of course it's time yet again for your favorite part of this website (heh heh heh) RONIN'S REVIEWS!!! Today we cherry picked our wonderful selection from the all too familiar locale of Kingston, Ontario, where today (for new readers) allow me to introduce the harmonizing songstress herself, Karli G. Now Ms. G (if ya nasty) is a rather new name to come across my timeline, but she's definitely earned her rep with the length of time training her vocals, as well as being a part of the growing enterprise , the Synergy-SGP collective . I'm reviewing her FRESH OFF THE PRESSES new project titled "All Of Me" today to set the summer off right!!! And of course, as always, I'll drop the links so you can all can follow her journey, purchase her wares, and support her movement. In the interim though...
IT'S REVIEW TIME!!!!
First things first, let me be clear: This is definitely a soulful album. All the time Karli has put in is definitely showcased in a variety of ways over the course of "All Of Me" to varying degrees of success. My ears picked up on someone influenced by the ilk of crooners like Maxwell and Kelis as she delivers her words passionately, whether it's with inner fire as shown in "Lost It All", or allowing her words to drip seductively over tracks like "For Tonight" , Karli brings a wide palette in such a short time to her credit. She even manages to flip a few bars with her style, although the topics are a touch generic. I feel we don't get a true "feel" of who Ms. G is, but she does do well with what's offered. With future projects I'm sure we'll get to peel the layers of Karli, and see what makes her a standout amongst her peers.
The production for the most part is what you'd expect from an almost neo-soul styled artist like Ms. Karli G, mixes of dope basslines fused with various instruments to properly set the mood. With contributions from producers Sinima Beats, and Kenneth Love, "All Of Me" as a full listen doesn't really have a "hiccup" per se, but the mixing does sound different than what I'm accustomed to. I assumed this was done to make sure there was no confusion as to Karli's voice being the absolute star of the show, but a slight bit more polishing could have given a couple of tracks the "oomph" they deserve. Outside of that, Karli holds her own for the entire EP, bringing in no outside artists/collaborators, which is a rarity in today's musical climate (kudos milady), especially considering the SGP ranks she can call on. With a run-time falling short of 30 minutes, I hope this is a teaser of the full release to come later, as it's a good sampler, but not the full experience she can deliver.
I'm not spoiling it due to it's short length, so y'all just gotta listen the whole way through to know!!
Get a copy of the album "All of Me" HERE
Rating: 3 out of 5
(Not bad for an EP, an album would def rate higher)
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