Gifted with husky, mellow pipes that can belt out songs steeped in vintage R&B and soul, Alicia Michilli is a young artist who’s old-school in the best way. Girl can wail, okay? And we admire her choice to not show off more on these original tunes. Though she flavors her phrasings with melisma and well-timed trills, you get the sense on the spirited “Crazy” and “Heartbeat” that she never wants to overdo it. Only on the soft, sweet ballad “Gypsy Soul” does she give a glimpse of what a powerful engine her voice can be. We urge this rising artist to seek out a collaborator who can help her create superior material—songs that both challenge and showcase her powerful voice.