Not Truly, Truly Outrageous

by Alan Rapp on September 16, 2008

in Music News & Reviews

  • Title: Jem – Down to Earth

You’ve probably heard the music of Welsh singer/songwriter Jem, even if you don’t realize it.  Her songs have been used on various American TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Wonderfalls, Six Feet Under, and others.

With her second album Jem returns with a new collection of eclectic sounds mixing various music styles into her own sound.  The Welsh singer with a mix of pop, electronica, dance, hip hop, and soul, may not be your cup of tea, but at least she’s not processed inane tween pop.

This second album includes twelve tracks including the title track Down to Earth with its strong Middle Eastern beat.  Also included here are the uplifting It’s Amazing, the heavy electronica dance track Aciid!, and the softer Norah Jones-like piano tune You Will Make It.

My favorite of the tracks would have to be the catchy Latin flavored track “I Want You To…,” where the electronica influence isn’t quite as heavy as on some of the other songs.

You’ve got to seriously like many different styles of music to enjoy this CD which mixes and matches thoroughly throughout.  You can check out her official site here, and download the title track Down to Earth for free.  Jem’s music might not be for everbody, but for something a little different it’s worth a listen.

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