Cons: Probably won't get the attention that it deserves
The Bottom Line: Faryl has a beautiful voice, exhibited on a beautiful album.
What do you get when you cross a thirteen year old girl, classical music and jaded American Idol judge Simon Cowell? Why, a superstar, of course. Just ask British singing sensation Faryl Smith, who just released her self-titled debut album.
Smith was a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent, where Cowell hailed her as “literally one in a million ...the most talented youngster I've ever heard.” Americans can now experience her beautiful voice through her classical CD, Faryl. The CD features a variety of classical music, show tunes and opera songs, including Ave Maria, Shennendoah and Amazing Grace.
While most teens aren’t really into the classical music scene, Faryl sings in a way that makes it relevant to teens today. The musical arrangements are contemporary, and the songs are very relaxing. It is just the music to play when chilling out after a day at work or partying at the beach. A sense of calm comes over the listener as Faryl’s voice floats through the air.
The great thing about Faryl is that the music doesn’t get “old”. The album will stand the test of time, as the songs are all classics. Yes, all of the songs have been recorded by a variety of artists before Faryl Smith, but she is one of only a few artists that have been able to make this type of music appeal to teenagers.
All of the songs on Faryl can be classified as ballads. There are no techno effects, no overpowering bass, no electronic gimmicks; just soft music and Smith’s pure voice. Faryl will leave listeners relaxed and satisfied.
Great Music to Play While: Reading or Studying
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Personnel: Masquerade Youth Choir, Metro Voices (vocals); London Session Orchestra (symphony). Audio Mixer: Andy Bradfield. Arranger: Jon Cohen. Barely into her teens when she debuted on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT in 2008, classical/pop singer Faryl Smith unveiled her first full-length album, FARYL, the following year. Highlights of the outing include elegant renditions of "Amazing Grace," "Brahm's Lullaby," and "Somewhere" (from WEST SIDE STORY) that showcase her surprisingly mature mezzo-soprano voice. Song List: Disc 1 1. Amazing Grace 2. River of Light, The (Blue Danube) 3. Ave Maria 4. Annie's Song 5. Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, A 6. Mother Of God, Here I Stand 7. Shenandoah 8. Brahms' Lullaby 9. Calon Lan 10. How Can I Keep From Singing 11. Somewhere 12. Way Old Friends Do