By: Amanda Hather
Album – Phoenix
Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/
Release Date – November 27th, 2015
Genre – Pop
Label – Wax Records
Alyssa Reid is back with her newest album, ‘Phoenix’, released on November 27th via Wax Records. The album is much different than her previous
releases and focuses more on showcasing her powerful voice and is accompanied, for the most part, by piano. The album follows her last release, ‘Time Bomb’, from September 2014.
The album includes a stripped down version of her previous hit “We Are Stars”, as well as “Dangerous” featuring The Heist. ‘Phoenix’ starts off with “Suffocating”, a ballad with powerful lyrics such as “into the dark, afraid of the light, I lost myself like I lost my mind”, seeming to tell
the story of a heart wrenching break up. “Beautiful” is another powerful ballad with beautiful lyrics and melodies, no pun intended. The album also includes a version of “Dangerous” recorded without The Heist, as well as the radio edit of “Tomorrow”.
Overall this is a very strong album. The melodies between the instruments and Reid’s voice are very well put together and show how she has grown in the music industry. ‘Phoenix’ has gone in a different direction than her previous singles and albums and will attract a wider variety of listeners
and surely will please the fans that have supported her all along.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.