Colleen Coadic – You Feel This Good

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Album Review by EDF

You have to admire the spirit of some artists who just persevere for the love of music. Colleen Coadic is one of those artists who just keeps going while she watches others rise and fall around her. Coming from a musical family in Nova Scotia, YOU FEEL THIS GOOD is Coadic’s fifth album in ten years. Usually recognition, praise and awards are not far behind each album release. Having opened as a supporting act for artists such as Ani DiFranco, Alanis Morissette and Blu Cantrell, it is only a matter of time before Coadic’s material reaches a wider audience and the evidence that this will happen soon is evident with this album.

The melodies are upbeat throughout so there are no dreary tracks to spoil your enjoyment of this album. The first evidence of this is on the opening track FLATBELLY, an attack of sorts on how society dictates how we should look. BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS is a letter left behind to her lover saying that she is leaving. HELLO MY NAME IS POOR ME has an Alanis Morissette feel mostly in Coadic’s self-assessing lyrics. Coadic can also create interesting characters like WICKED KATE and musically even adds a slight Asian feel to this track or even a touch of reggae on BETTER THAN THIS. SILENCE IS SO BLUE is a song with a hopeful message that the world is not really such a bad place and Coadic “will pull you through”. Most of the tracks are less than four minutes long, which means that the songs do not drag. This shows that Coadic has a knack for writing songs that will engage her audience from start to finish.

6 stars