Jessica Sanchez, a contestant on American Idol‘s Season 11, has a big voice, that’s a given. What she does on her debut record, however, is current, trendy and easily fits the model of the pop music landscape.
Featuring R&B influences, Me, You and The Music, is an 11-track collection that goes from 0 to 360 in about half a mili-second. From the get go, Jessica pulls out all the stops on the album’s opening track “Right to Fall,” featuring synthesized beats and an electric vibe often found on a dirty-pop Ke$ha or Lady Gaga record. Unlike her contemporaries, she isn’t forced to compete with an overwhelming studio track. The production here is damn near flawless, matching the fierceness with which the diva singer attacks the lyrics. Her voice ebbs and flows with the head-bobbing rhythm, something that was rarely explored during her run on FOX’s hit TV show. Continue reading