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Songwriter/performer Samantha James has spent the past three years honing her estimable skills as a modern-day singer/songwriter within the dance/electronic/soul genre. Her sultry style, vocal cadences, and international rhythms are largely influenced by such artists as Sade, Basia, Amel Larrieux, Bebel Gilberto and Morcheeba.
Samantha James follows up her smash hit single that's been blowing up dance floors and mix tapes for some time now with her aptly named debut effort Rise. And rise she does, with a laid-back release that's surprising in its sophistication, depth, and soul. Samantha smartly teams up with veteran producer Sebastian Arocha Morton, who boasts production for heavy hitters such as Sting, Fila Brazilia, and Fischerspooner. Stand-out tracks include the funky and deep "Living Without You," the washed-out soul on "Deep Surprise," and the lush grooves of "Rain." Like label-mate Collette, Samantha shows us that she's as talented as she is beautiful, and this release is a breath of fresh bay breeze air that strikes the perfect balance between electronic and organic. --Anish Acharya
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
"I found you" and "Rain" are simply worth listening to over and over. This album is very diverse as it has hints of Soul, Electronic and Bossa Nova in it. I appreciated that. As you will appreciate this CD, it's one of the best that I've listened to in a couple of years. Although her voice is very similar to Aya's, you will still appreciate the differences and enjoy both of their efforts!
on this planet 60 plus.
Every song is inspiring and uplifting . I've played it dailyfor the past month since
my purchase, even @ work.
It may be considered electroinca by the industry, but I say it's dance,/gospel, trance
all rolled into one.
I use Rise, Breath You In and Send it Out to the Universe during my morning
I highly recommend it to anyone who wants/desires a lift in their daily life.