The legendary beauty
Celine Dion’s album is just the beginning
Article: Destiny Kaus – A&C Writer
Celine Dion released her new album Love me Back to Life on Nov. 1, 2013, and I think it rocks as much as a pop album can rock! She grabs my attention with the first track, sticks to her overall album theme, and has some beautiful duets with a few of the music industry’s greatest.
Just like her opening songs in her albums Miracle, Taking Chances, These are Special Times, Let’s Talk about Love, and A New Day has Come (yes, I own all of these albums), Celine Dion’s opening song “Love me Back to Life” starts off with a bang. I literally replay it over, and over, and over again and never get sick of it. The percussion has a good beat, her voice crescendos and decrescendos throughout the verses and chorus, and her voice is ever so crisp and clear.
My favourite line in this opening song is “from the coma.” Slightly odd lyrics, I know, but dang does she sing them well. These three little words display her powerful vocals and her lovely vibrato.
In terms of theme, it took me quite a while to figure it out … not! Obviously, Love me Back to Life’s theme focuses on love: how love is awesome and how it sucks sometimes. She explores the excitement of finding love in songs such as “Incredible,” but also delves into the issue of how couples can clash like “Water and a Flame.” This legendary beauty definitely created a focused album.
I quite enjoy how most of her songs start off with one or two instruments, such as the violin, instead of starting with some weird pop auto-tune crap. Speaking of auto-tune, Dion does a duet with Neyo in her song “Incredible.” But, shockingly, his voice does not sound auto-tuned, and it actually sounds good. Dion matches her perfect pitch to Neyo’s voice, and the two create incredible harmonies. Their voices work together like Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball.
But, the duets don’t stop there. Adele joins Dion in “Water and a Flame,” and the boss of music himself, Stevie Wonder, accompanies Dion in “Overjoyed.” Heck, I’d be overjoyed too if I got to sing with Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder!
Alright, enough about duets. Let me exclaim how deeply I love Dion’s voice. It’s practically heavenly. She proves in her song “Didn’t Know Love” that she can sing softly and purely. She also shows amazing vocal range, pitch, and accuracy and can belt out those big, booming notes. I love it when she hits the high notes at the top of a chorus and draws out a word so that it almost lasts forever. She has absolutely brilliant tone. Her voice is so powerful that it punches me in the face every time.
I cannot help but mouth the words to all of Dion’s songs, pretend I’m her, and dream of seeing her perform this new album in one of her Vegas shows. I believe her new album will be a huge hit. In my eyes, Dion’s creation is just the beginning to an even more illustrious career. As her song “Unfinished Songs” states, “So you’re thinking it’s ending, but it’s only just begun.”Image: Anirudh Koul