Reviews: Mina Leon – Running Red Lights
D.C. rising star Mina Leon’s brand of music is a gift to all who experience it. Her soulful voice brings out the best in its surrounding production and breathes life into her vividly penned compositions. This talented songstress combines smoothness of R&B and the rhythmic rawness of Hip-Hop with mounds of her own special blend of Soul. Her latest album, Running Red Lights, is a testament to her commitment to provide quality music to the masses.
RRL is twelve solid tracks that showcase Leon’s voice. She sets the tone of the album immediately with her title track intro, followed by the inspirational track “New Day”. Leon’s positive vibes and jovial voice is uplifting and leaves a lasting optimistic feeling with the listener. The magic continues on the energetic and straight forward “Nameless”, a track fueled by her triumphantly overcoming betrayal and heartache. The heart stopping pounds of the track’s percussion section serve as the song’s driving force, creating a cohesive environment for Leon’s commanding voice. The track emancipates the siren as she shows her ability to prevail over any odds. However, the album does have its flaws. The conceptual aspect of RRL is similar to that of other artists. But what keeps the album fresh is Leon’s solid production. She has a great ear for music with great talent to match it.
Mina Leon’s Running Red Lights is a great album that is powered by her silky voice and head nodding instrumentation. Her songs are earworms, sticking with the listener long after they’ve been played. It will be a nice addition to your music library. Download Running Red Lights at: http://minaleon.bandcamp.com/
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