Strength n Dreams – Hazeline Taffe (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Strength n Dreams is exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak. A two-track release, one titled Strength, the other, you guessed it…Dreams. Why don’t all artists make this uncomplicated? Anyway, Strength is a cool, mid-paced tune, a light, pop-infused, ska driven, reggae groover, one which ticks enough sonic boxes to keep the die-hard reggae fan engaged but which also uses its sun-kissed positivity to broaden the appeal to a wider, more mainstream audience.

Dreams takes an all together different tack. A soft, smoother, heartfelt ballad, one which is imploring, engaging and oozes emotion. It has an evergreen quality in that its chamber pop charms and neo-classical grace could have been recorded anytime from the 50’s right up to the present day.

Hazeline Taffe has given us a neat little package which displays both ends of her own musical spectrum, both in song style and her own vocal range. Two cool songs, one neat musical package.

Link to the album:

https://open.spotify.com/album/1ejbqJtu8isnr9bxcqEkFR

Links to Connect:

https://hazelinetaffe.com/

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