Joanna Borromeo – Kaleidoscope (Album Review)

Joanna Borromeo is not playing around. The young Calgary native definitely shows what shes got on her new album Kaleidoscope, which releases on March 26th.

From front to back the album is a great listen. It features excellent instrumentation that gives the entire album a living breathing feeling. Borromeo’s experience as a pianist certainly makes the album more personal and intimate. I liken the experience to sitting front row at a live show. The tracks are laced with earthy tantalizing vocals.

The aptly named album does a fantastic job of effectively tying together an array of moods while maintaining a cohesive feel.

The opening track “Move Mountains” is absolutely fantastic. The drums are crisp and heavy, the keys are groovy and you cannot help but fall in love with this woman’s style. As soon as the beat drops you will find yourself nodding your head, and the Rhodes takes it from there.

The rest of the album did not disappoint.

Despite the first track the bulk of the album is quite mellow. After “Move Mountains” you are dropped into the soulful love song “No One Like You”. Don’t be fooled though, there are tracks like “Your Shoes” and “For Me” mixed in that will come on and make sure that you are still alert and feeling good.

Kaleidoscope is very well put together in every sense of the phrase. The instrumentation is tight throughout, the vocals never falter, and the format is, in my opinion, immaculate. Kaleidoscope will be available on March 26th so be sure to pick up this gem.

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Posted by Mighty Andy

  • Easily a Best of 2013. Great review! Joanna is currently offering early digital releases of this if you help fund her tour. Support this awesome artist!