Faryl Smith's Debut Album "Faryl" Review
Review by: Lauren
Though I'm a fan of music, I must admit that I'd never really listened to classical music. My main idea of this genre probably comes from church songs I heard growing up. However, I must say that Faryl has an extraordinary voice and I really would recommend the album to those that think they might enjoy it.
Everyone keeps talking about Susan Boyle, right? Well, Faryl is from the same show: Britian's Got Talent. And as a cute 12-year-old, she wowed the judges with her big voice too. Now she's 13 and has released her debut in the UK already to huge fan fare and the U.S. can get their shot to hear more from her tomorrow, May 5th, as it drops here!
The main song that people might recognize is "River of Light" which is amazing and a favorite of mine. Her voice reminds me a lot of Christine from the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera.
Two songs that people should recognize right away are "Ave Maria" and "Amazing Grace" which she does a great job redoing.
After "River of Light" my next favorite song is definitely "Annie's Song." It makes me think of Spring time and is very relaxing. I think anyone would enjoy this one whether you are into classical music or not. It's worth a listen for sure!
"Shenandoah" makes me think of The Wizard of Oz for some reason. It just gives off the vibe of new adventures and the seeking of something. It's a bit light and fun, something you'd hear in the background of a film.
With Mother's Day coming up, this album includes a song perfect for any mother with a baby, "Brahm's Lullaby" which is definitely sweet and relaxing. If I had a baby, I would definitely play this for them. Even if you don't have kids, it's great for anyone who listens to music to relax or even fall asleep (and that is not an insult!)
One of the very last songs is "How Can I Keep From Singing" which sounds exactly like Faryl's anthem. The end has extra vocals and it really made me imagine a choir of angels. It's a beautiful song.
Honestly, the whole album is relaxing and beautiful. It amazes me still that she is only 13-years-old. I hope she has immense success and hopefully some of you will give her a try and maybe you'll find yourself becoming a fan as well.
Prize: A copy of Faryl's album
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Open To: International (yes yes, finally!)
Ends: May 15, so get commenting!
Faryl Smith's Video for "River of Light". Watch it and leave your thoughts in the comments!