Rebecca Ferguson – Superwoman

One of the most talented and promising artists coming out of the British X-Factor is back with an intensely personal album that stirs up the soul, but musically, is a little bit lacking. At a glance, it might seem a tad overconfident to name your latest album ‘Superwoman’, but Ferguson never fails to live up to that name; making this record not only an enjoyable listen, but also a statement in defence of single mothers, and of course, women.

“Although the lyrics can stun the listener with their deeply personal themes and messages, the music is not always on the same level”

That said, as I’ve mentioned before, the album is far from perfect, even though it certainly shows that the people backing it are extremely talented, and know what they’re doing. As the record spins, we’re treated to almost perfectly written blues compositions (sometimes with a hint of gospel), which suits Ferguson’s lush voice immensely. It is a well oiled machine, sometimes even to a fault. Although the lyrics can stun the listener with their deeply personal themes and messages, the music is not always on the same level. It is too comfortable at places, and sometimes so perfect in it’s execution, that it becomes utterly boring and repetitive.

Not like you are not going to enjoy the record, which is amiable enough to let it spin in your player once or twice. It’s just a little bit too conventional to get stuck in the listener’s head. ‘Superwoman’ might not be ‘super’, but it’s certainly ‘great’. Because under all the imperfections, there is an extremely talented and lovable singer, who opened up for us completely this time and who deserves to be admired.

 

3/5

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