Skylar Grey - Invisible
Album: Invisible (2011)
The woman behind some of 2011's most memorable choruses finally breaks free! Skylar Grey added her special touch to 'I Need A Doctor,' 'Coming Home' and 'Words I Never Said,' but can she actually deliver the spotlight is solely on her? After listening to her debut single, 'Invisible,' the answer is... sort of. I'm a big fan of Grey's distinctive voice and it's always been the standout feature on the tracks she's guested on. When it's a whole song of that voice, it loses some of the impact. There just needs to be some more variation and less of a monotone delivery so you can actually invest in the song. Her buzz track, 'Dance Without You,' did a much better job and probably would have worked even better than 'Invisible' as her official debut. Anyway, as always, the chorus will stick with you and the music is a refreshing change of pace from the current pop norm. Here's hoping she's got some tricks up her sleeve for the album!