I’m a big fan of V.Rose and Britt Nicole. Now I have a new artist to add to my list. Hollyn is a 19yr old powerhouse! With her newly released self-titled EP I believe this young lady will have a long-standing career as a singer/songwriter. It’s very rare that I like every song I hear on someone’s project but I can honestly say I loved every track. I listened to it repeatedly for a whole week.
From the very first track Hollyn grabs you attention with her sweet melodic voice and at first I thought this would be an EP full of sweet cutesy songs. Not so, This Ohio native knows how to bring it. She has very strong vocals and because she is so young that means she can only get better with time.
“Alone” is definitively a head banger that hits hard and TobyMac’s son TRU adds a nice touch to the track. If you’re a Lecrae fan then will recognize the track “All I Need Is You” Hollyn shows that she can hold it down as a rapper as well. There’s a sweet song called’ “Hey Mama” that she sings beautifully. “Nothin’ On You” is my personal favorite. I love the line, “When we get together we pop off like 4th of July”. She is a very clever songwriter. This song was my first introduction to Hollyn. Most know her from American Idol Season 12, which opened the door to Goatee records.
There are 6 songs on the EP and that is probably my only complaint. I needed like one more song. I know EPs are supposed to be short or a preview of what’s to come but I was honestly a little disappointed that it was over. So I just put it on repeat and let it play all day. If you are a fan of Christian Pop, R&B or Hip Hop I believe you will enjoy this EP. Don’t take my word for it listen for yourself.
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ShaKara Monique is a mother, wife, and independent inspirational music artist. She is also a segment host for The Tour Bus on the Thirsty Soul Radio Show and station. You can learn more about ShaKara at www.shakaramonique.com. Follow her on Twitter @shakara_monique.