CD Release Date: February 3rd, 2015
FTC FYI: Received a CD from Deseret Book in exchange for an honest review.
2015 debut EP features a set of tunes notable for their raw emotion and beautiful soundscapes. Madilyn wrote or co-wrote every song on the release, drawing from her own struggles as a teenager and her heartfelt expressions of the joy she finds in life. The first track, "Irreplaceable," begins with aching introspection and soars to an assurance of self-worth; the following track, "Foolish Game," was written right after Madilyn left the TV show The Voice and gives insight into the inevitability of discouragement in life and the realization that you can rise above the games that people play. An epic movie score string section combines with powerful rhythms on "Undercover," a breathtaking song about overcoming sadness and seeking the light all around you. The final track, "Little Things," playfully reminds us that the little things in life are the source of true joy.
I was thrilled to be a part of this tour for Madilyn Paige's release. I enjoyed listening to each song and happily passed it to my teenage daughters. They loved it, too! I was happy the lyrics were clean and heart-felt. As much as I enjoyed the first track Irreplaceable, I also loved Let It Roll and Little Things. Well, all the songs were well-written and perfect for Madilyn's beautiful voice. In preparing for this review, I watched some of her YouTube videos from The Voice and I enjoyed watching her audition. I was sweet seeing her family so happy for her. Madilyn is a beautiful girl, with an amazing voice to boot. What a great role model she will be. With all the trash on the radio today, I am gladly having my daughters listen to these songs knowing they are clean, meaningful lyrics that I know will be inspirational to them. The lyrics are a perfect example of real life. Yes, life can be hard, but YOU are irreplaceable. All the songs have a great message.