From Colorado comes a fresh female artists known as Lynn Schriner who just released her latest CD “Amazed” (2012). I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the artists has selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening track “I’m Okay” sets the stage rather well for a CD like this. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what lied ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with a richly woven Modern Country-Pop-Rock textures with songs that have serious popish staying power and powerful moments. Music will remind you of Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat, Erin McCarley and Anna Nalick. To be honest I can’t say enough about Schriner’s appeal and overall signature sound. Her bio describes it best: If suffering brings depth to an artists music then Lynn Schriners music is deep. She has fought thru more in her life than most soap opera characters. Her music reflects her pain, but it also soars with hope and that’s what makes her so compelling to listen to and to watch. “Amazed” captures a very pure and genuine sound that grabs the listener right from the get go. Schriner has a sound that favors many female pop artists in the late 90’s yet with a modern feel. I’ve never heard an artist so skillfully combine so many genera’s into one unique sound. Weather this is by design or simply by accident it’s amazing. The songs that stuck with me the most were “Dance” Here I Am” and “One Act of Kindness.”
My only negative comment — I felt the CD attempts to be too many things at one time, to many people. There are melodic poppy moments, hard rock moments, sing songy moments. I would advise Schriner slightly narrow the fairway with respect to her overall sound. This doesn’t mean the CD isn’t impressive – because it is.
If there was one word I would use to describe Lynn Schriner it would be diversified. This CD will simply make your day more entertaining, but there is an undeniable passion beneath all this that’s even bigger than the music itself. Schriner is an impressive activist and humanitarian besides being a a capable songwriter and vocalist — again diversified. But above all it’s obvious to me her primary goal as an artists is to make the better place one song at a time If that’s sounds corny so be it. This CD spoke to me personally and inspired me on so many different levels. We need more assists/people in this world like Lynn Scrhiner right away!
Label: Tate Music Group
Overall Rating: 8/10
by Mindy McCall edited by Michael Rand
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