A trio of tracks by singer-songwriter Carolena have an artful intimacy thanks to savvy production touches that enhance, but never intrude upon, the artist's intelligent voice and the words she's conveying. "Backwards, Not Broken" begins with just the artist's voice and a pensive piano that is soon joined by strings that help to underscore the emotion in a song about a suffocating relationship. Harmonic vocal blends are a highlight of the optimistic, encouraging "Captivated," perhaps her best overall song. A message-over-music framework continues with the similarly arranged "Places Like You," suggesting to us that this artist, so focused on her words, should work to sharpen her music hooks.
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Style: Alternative Pop