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Laura Izibor – Let the Truth be Told

2009-05-25 13:19
Let the Truth Be Told
Dubbed the 'artist to watch' this year by Rolling Stone Magazine, Izibor is carrying the torch for the latest crop of sensible urban contemporary female singer songwriters.

Her inspirational anthem "Shine" picks up where Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" left off.  "If Tonight Is My Last" is equally catchy, a foot-tapping R&B lurve jam cut from the same cloth as Whitney Houston's "My Love Is Your Love", which was evidently written and produced by Lauryn Hill. "What Would You Do" and the upbeat "From My Heart to Yours" follow along the same easy listening line.

The climatic "Perfect World" takes you to the second half of the 10 track album where she exhibits her versatile vocal chops by slowing it down with some ballads, of which "Yes (I'll Be Your Baby)" is a cheeky Jill Scott style flirtation. Fans of Lauryn's consciousness, Corinne's honey sweet voice and soul sistas with a knack for writing simple, endearing lyrics that stick to your mouth like a Wilson's Toffee are going to love this album.

22-year-old Irish born Lara Izibor's debut album is a precocious collection of warmhearted R&B tracks along the same thread as Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott and Corinne Bailey Rae.

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