8 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

At eight songs deep, The Beachwood Canyon Sessions plays more like a mini-album than an EP. In the opening piano ballad, Sara Melson sings that she’s going to love her man like she’s never been hurt before. It's a big emotional leap from her 2008 album Dirty Mind, wherein the Angelino singer/songwriter wrote more than a few songs that revealed a fear of getting close and getting hurt. Her heart’s bravery extends into the following “Anywhere Anytime,” where she sings of the searing excitement that can only come from leaving one’s life in the dust on a moment’s notice to split town and embark on an unplanned adventure with a newfound love. In a cleaner and more confident reworking of “Feel It Coming,” it’s easier to believe her when she sings, “That’s it, I’m all better now/Spit out the last of what made me hurt.” Some twangy slide guitar seeps into “Hard Pressed,” a standout song that resonates with a palpable strength and empowering sentiment when Melson cleverly and stylishly reminds her jilting muse that he’s blowing it.

EDITORS’ NOTES

At eight songs deep, The Beachwood Canyon Sessions plays more like a mini-album than an EP. In the opening piano ballad, Sara Melson sings that she’s going to love her man like she’s never been hurt before. It's a big emotional leap from her 2008 album Dirty Mind, wherein the Angelino singer/songwriter wrote more than a few songs that revealed a fear of getting close and getting hurt. Her heart’s bravery extends into the following “Anywhere Anytime,” where she sings of the searing excitement that can only come from leaving one’s life in the dust on a moment’s notice to split town and embark on an unplanned adventure with a newfound love. In a cleaner and more confident reworking of “Feel It Coming,” it’s easier to believe her when she sings, “That’s it, I’m all better now/Spit out the last of what made me hurt.” Some twangy slide guitar seeps into “Hard Pressed,” a standout song that resonates with a palpable strength and empowering sentiment when Melson cleverly and stylishly reminds her jilting muse that he’s blowing it.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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texsong

If you don't know Sara Melson's music, do yourself a favor and buy this record. Beautiful, crafty songwriting!!! Beautiful, crafty delivery!!!

bravo

dialisis

simply perfect

Very cool

Andyman07

I really like Sara Melson. I would have preferred there to have been more new songs. Several have been re-worked and certainly do give a different 'take' on those tracks. Like someone else says, if you're new to her music it's definitely worth your money - but if like me you expected new stuff rather than re-worked, you may think twice. I wish her every success as she is talented and genuine unlike the crap on X-Factor and the winners of Idol who disapper into oblivion after the 15 minutes has elapsed!

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