Gina Brooklyn is a young artist who seems to making all the right moves. Apparently, she was discovered which means she has an entire team behind her. That’s pretty obvious when you listen to her release Normal.
The six songs all feel like separate singles rather than an artist with a signature sound. This may seem like a good tactic to throw out an eclectic assortment of songs to see what sticks but it also can be a little confusing as to how to label the artist.
The first track “Take Your Time” is a 4/4 dance song. The song contains a steady kick, a catchy hook and perfect production. It’s the kind of song you would expect to hear in a club.
The next track “Normal” couldn’t be more far away from “Take Your Time.” “Normal” fits more in the singer/songwriter category. The guitars are really the main element other than the vocal. It’s another very well crafted song from the production to the hooks.
Next up is “Somebody Save Me” which felt like the most conventional single. I would put this song into the pop category. There is some melancholy in the song but not enough for it to make it feel like anything other than pop. It’s the chorus that makes it feel like a single.
“In My Mind (feat. bonez 703)” is very moody and contains some rapping. “Warning” was my personal favorite song. The song has a ’50s pop feel to it with additional pads that give it a contemporary feel. Last up is “Falling Away” which is a slow, melancholy piano ballad.
There is no doubt there is a lot of talent all around from the writing to the delivery. My advice would be for the team to work on creating a singular vision and signature sound. There is no one genre I can classify Gina Brooklyn in. When you think of artists as far ranging as Pink Floyd to Aphex Twin to Tame Impala you sort of have an idea of who they are once you immerse yourself in their catalogue. Brooklyn in my opinion would benefit from that type of foundation.
All that being said Normal displays the potential of an up and coming artist I’m sure we will be hearing a lot more from.
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