Holly Christina: One Road
By Ben Mortensen
At only15 years old, this talented singer/songwriter has put together a nice debut offering. In the footsteps of the likes of Brooke Fraser, her refreshingly simple melodies combine nicely with a sweet, very likeable voice. The choruses are also catchy and I preferred the songs where it was just her vocals and guitar, especially the opening track Capture Me. The songs with cheesy dance beats behind them don't seem to achieve the desired effect. Her lyrics are very straight forward and plenty will relate to her ideas, whether young and experiencing similar thoughts and emotions, or a little older and looking back on how they used to view the world. Although at times the production is a little lack lustre and the album loses a bit of steam towards the end, Holly's raw talent is undeniable. As she hones her craft and matures as an artist she should be in for a bright future.