Heart Barely Beating (Music Thoughts: Two Hearts, Jacki Evancho)

2heaAll Trump supporters are now fierce Jacki Evancho fans after she was the main attraction at his inauguration.  And she has embraced them all after he tweeted that she sold hundreds of millions of records right after she announced her undying support for him. So of course strike while the iron is hot. She has now released her new album ‘Two Hearts,’ and I will not dare spend a penny on her so thank God it is available for streaming on Spotify so I could listen to it. I am not a big fan of hers, obviously.

Well, the album isn’t the worst thing in the world, to be honest. But I would not categorize it as good, either. It’s just – blah. Her soprano is unrefined and without any kind of personality. She hits the notes, but that’s about it – I don’t think the legacy of Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi are in jeopardy. And she tries to straddle the line between pop and classical, but ends up failing on both. Her ‘Music of The Night’ is unimpressive, and she definitely has no idea what she is singing about there. She includes ‘How Great Thou Art’ for her Conservative Christian Fundamentalist fans and well, that’s all I am going to say about that. And I am surprised she included ‘The Way We Were’ as it is a song popularized by one of the most liberal personalities out there, Barbra Streisand. She does nothing to the song.

I would never play this album again, and more power that I gave her some spins on Spotify (I kind of regret that now) but whatever – I hope her Republican fans are happy.

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