There’s no denying the passion and commitment exuded by singer/songwriter Lauren Flaherty. At the same time, it is just as clear that much more development will be needed, in both songcraft and performance chops if she is to garner an audience for her music. For any recording artist, it all starts with the voice, and Flaherty’s is an instrument that would benefit from coaching—professional instruction that would give her a firm, strong resonance. Each one of her songs, “Crazy Beautiful Love,” “My Own Way” and “Me Without You,” while full of earnest intent, is handicapped by thin, overly simplistic hooks. Perhaps Flaherty would do well to seek out a collaborator, someone with a knack for interesting melodies that would dovetail with her lyrics.
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