|"Blown Away" fuses pop and country|
|Written by Kasha Henricks, Daily Vidette Senior Staff|
|Wednesday, 02 May 2012 15:15|
Carrie Underwood created another album for fans to fall in love with. “Blown Away” was released May 1 and it does just that — blows you away.
I have been a fan favorite of Carrie Underwood ever since she won American Idol. When her first album “Some Hearts” was released in 2005 I immediately bought it.
When she later released her second and third album I went running to the nearest store to pick up a copy and I have yet to be disappointed.
Her most recent album, “Blown Away,” was another home run. I found myself listening to the album from start to finish — trademark of any great album.
The album has no two songs sounding the same, having the listener be fully entertained throughout every song.
Mark Bright and the record label, Artista, produced the album, “Blown Away.” They worked in collaboration with Carrie Underwood to create the perfect combination of pop and country throughout every soundtrack.
The album starts with the catchy song, “Good Girl.” Throughout the song you see a good girl realize the boy she has fallen for is not good for her. The lyrics, “It’s just a matter of time ‘til you find; He’s no good, girl/ No good for you/ You better get to getting on your goodbye shoes and go,” portray the warning this girl is given. This song is the perfect start to an album that draws you in for every track.
A song on the album that has a darker tone to it is “Two Black Cadillacs.”
The song dives into the story of a widow and the husband’s mistress who meet for the first time at his funeral after they plotted to kill him.
The lyrics, “It was the first and the last time they saw each other face to face/ They shared a crimson smile and just walked away/ And left the secret at the grave,” show a secret twist between this love triangle. Although the meaning behind the story could be considered grotesque, it is sung beautifully.
The entire album from start to finish highlights Carrie Underwood’s voice. Her remarkable high notes sound more amazing in every song. Overall, this album was a raving success and something I am glad to have picked off the shelf. Once again, Carrie Underwood has blown me away.