Songs Of Other Selves by Angela Sclafani: Album Review
Angela Sclafani’s debut LP, ‘Songs Of Other Selves’, is a mesmerizing journey through the many aspects of her personality. With her genre-defying music, she creates a kaleidoscopic world that is both playful and profound. The album is a collection of songs that explore her past personas, her inner child, and her journey toward healing and self-discovery.
The album is filled with tracks that stand out, including the unforgettable ‘I’d Fall’. It’s a lovely ode to the triumph of the human spirit over hardship through the use of one’s imagination and ingenuity. Sclafani’s voice is both tender and strong as she sings of the hardships she endured as a youngster. This song is an inspiring demonstration of the therapeutic potential of music. The song ‘Disappearing Act’ is also excellent. The song is a scathing reprimand to a partner who vanished without a trace, and its pop-country sound is reminiscent of Norah Jones. The song has a timeless and modern vintage Americana sound because of Sclafani’s honest and vulnerable vocal delivery. ‘How We Meet’, is a beautiful love song that is both sweet and graceful. The folk-inspired composition and melody give the song a distinctly small-town Americana feel. The “we” of the song’s title and chorus feel warm, inclusive, and invitational.
Her songs seamlessly blend folk, Americana, and indie pop, and her commanding vocals transport listeners inside her head. Those who haven’t listened to Sclafani’s music before will find this record to be a fascinating and rewarding experience.
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Photo credits: Jules Miranda / @julesandfilm
Review by: Paul Woodman