Amy Arena - Liquid Reality
Liquid Reality is a blend of emotion and determination. Amy Arena has used this opportunity to showcase her pent up aggression and unresolved feelings in this poppy somewhat eclectic mix of recordings. An "arena", if you will, for her to display her passion for the arts.
Beginning the album is 90's style pop "Firecracker". All that's missing is a video to match with Bubble Yum and crimped hair. The next few tracks take a slower route with "Blue Jay" and "Believe". The lyrics and back up melodies indulge in the distraught ways of female woes. Picking up and moving on from the wounded mood of the previous tracks, "Nevermind Me" offers a transitional song making the album a more paved road to recovery. Centering the album's title track "Liquid Reality" revisits the Bubble Tape again playing comically with peppy phrasing and bounced bridges. Following with a somewhat sister song "Mind's Eye" uses a similar theory with its use of horns and pep squad base. The last track "Crashing" is a simpler song leaving the pop as a side dish while keeping the lyrics and the melody the main focus. The album exits well as the final song feels most relaxed and involved.
All together, a pop album by a feminist singer with subtle aggression using emotions and lyrics as a way of mixing her highs and lows.
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