Blessed with a rich, resonant voice, Alicia Blue invests every phrase of her songs with gutsy attitude. Case in point is the torchy, elongated ballad “He’s An Artist.” When she growls “He belongs to me!” you truly believe it. And when the background singers (a coven of soulful sirens) murmur their parts, the effect is eerily soulful. We like the acoustic slide-guitar of “Malcolm Jr.,” which evokes a dark, candlelit-bar set- ting and emphasizes Blue’s raspy purr. Our favorite is “Masterpiece,” which is set to a rich piano and carried by a nice metaphor (“We’ll be each other’s masterpiece.”). While Blue’s focus is on being an artist, she could reach a wider audience by improving her enunciation to better convey her lyrics.
Alicia Blue - "He's An Artist"