Hey, ”Voice” fans! Michelle Chamuel has some new tunes. If you don’t remember, she was featured on ”The Voice” last season as part of Team Usher, netting the world-famous R&B entertainer his first contestant to make it all the way to the finale. Now, in a post-”The Voice” world, she is operating under the moniker The Reverb Junkie, having just released her first full-sized album since her admirable second place finish on the hit NBC singing competition. In a world full of cheap and generic records released by contestants of an internationally-regarded show by record companies who could care less about crafting a real work of art and more about cashing in while the iron is still hot, this bespectacled indie artist dares to fight against convention.
In many ways, ”All I Want” is unlike anything you would have ever heard before, even for those who are a part of Chamuel’s most avid support groups. Chamuel, though, never straying towards conformity in any sense of the word, has built her fanbase up from the earth by always keeping them guessing on what’s going to come next, and never producing a boring moment as a result of keeping glued to that honorable standard. ‘All I Want’ is one part pop, two parts soul, three parts techno and all Michelle Chamuel — it’s an album that transcends any singular genre or particular label in order to provide an unexpected, satisfying, and exciting experience.
Needless to directly state, ”All I Want” is a work that is as intrinsically smart as its creator. From open (“All I Want”) to close (“Want Me Now”), Chamuel calculatingly crafts an extremely in-depth experience that through its delicate production gives listeners a look into the complex soul of the artist, who, among all of the impressive displays of advanced instrumentation and sweet vocal work to go along with it, wears her heart on her sleeve the entire time. That is what is most important. A song without a heart is just about as useful as not having a heart yourself. It’s lifeless and a throw-away item.
Michelle Chamuel’s debut post-”The Voice” work, though, is all heart. You can feel, just through the amount of sheer musical sweat that went into the production of ”All I Want,” that Chamuel is an artist who knows who she is inside and out and couldn’t be any happier giving her listeners the exact product of her soul. Keep an open mind while listening to this album and tell me that you can’t feel the heart and soul behind the work. The album, like the artist behind it, is different in all of the right ways, providing its audience with a perfect album to enjoy for years to come. For fans of Chamuel and for those who want to hear the strongest indie efforts that represent the real cream of the crop, give ”All I Want” a try. Chances are you’ll be pleased.
You can purchase the album by The Reverb Junkie for just $9.99 on iTunes right here, though you can also pick it up from Chamuel’s official Bandcamp page for the project here and receive some sweet studio demos. Also make sure to follow Chamuel on her Twitter to keep up on all of the latest news to come for this up-and-coming bespectacled electro-pop artist… or bespectacled electro-pop-techno-rock e.g. composer-arranger-performer-engineer-producer, if you will.