A golden thread of sentimentality is a consistent presence in this young artist’s original material, and it gets the better of her on “Cherry Blossom” and “Lost In Love.” There’s a stilted quality to the songs’ lyrics, a sense that things are not quite dovetailing organically despite the full complement of adept backup players. On the upside, her vision seems to come closest to success on “Belong,” a sweet, simple song given a luxuriant arrangement with a string section and even Hawaiian slack-key guitar. The song’s chorus is memorable, delivering its “no place like home” message in way that is genuine and believable. We urge this young artist to continue to develop by enlisting a collaborator who can help elevate the quality of her material.
Web: soundcloud.com/ chelseacarlsonmusic
Seeking: Label, Booking
Style: Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock