Wednesday, August 22 2012 21:50

Melissa Green - SING LOUD! (Album Review)

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Bubbly and bright, MELISSA GREEN delivers an uplifting dozen-song set on her new album, SING LOUD! 

A family-friendly pop-rock collection infused with elements of country, doo-wop, and even rap, Green's stylistic cornucopia quickly commanded dancing from my toddler, marking an instantaneous "win" for the songstress' fourth studio set.

Melissa GreenWhile I personally don't care much for the doo-wop-flavored album opener, "Baby I Love You," (cheesy) the album quickly rights itself with the slickly-produced title track and beyond. "Get Up" features an unexpected spin on the chorus from EMINEM's 8-Mile hit "Lose Yourself," creating a kids anthem ripe for sing-along time. In another unique twist, Actress/Performer/Mom BROOKE SHIELDS pops up in her kindie-rock debut for some vocal duties on "4 Nickels and a Dime" and a cover of THE GO-GO's "We Got the Beat." Appropriately, the album winds down to a close with the mellow goodnight song, "Will I Dream in Colors?" 

In a lot of ways, Melissa Green reminds me of the type of guitar-slinging coffee house rockers I used to run across during my band days back in the 90s, and that's not a bad thing. A little bit of familiarity mixed in with the freshness and wrapped up in a package perfect for rockin' with the whole family.

The Rock Father Rating: 4/5 Stars

Sing Loud! - Melissa Green

FTC Disclosure: A copy of SING LOUD! was provided to The Rock Father for review consideration. All opinions are that of James Zahn, though they do take into account the feedback of a 3-year-old

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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