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Lee Aaron - Elevate

Lee Aaron
by "Metal Mark" Garcia at 07 December 2022, 1:23 PM

During the 80’s, a name that was in evidence, but never got the right commercial success was of the Canadian singer Lee Aaron. Her whole career was marked by many very good songs and hits as “Metal Queen”, “Champion”, “Whatcha Do to My Body”, and many others. It’s hard to point to a single factor to say why hear musical work never get what it really deserved. But it never meant that she couldn’t keep on, and here is her new album, “Elevate”. After all these years, the musical work of Lee hasn’t change is approach: it’s a combination of Hard Rock elements, some heavier parts, but always trying to keep the accessible appeal, but it’s obvious that she learned to bring some modern outfit to her songs in many moments. And

“Elevate” expresses a combination of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Pop Rock adorned by elements of Hard Rock. These words mean: it’s accessible and ready for radios, but it’s elegant and distant of being something to earn some bucks. The album was recorded at Armoury Studios in Vancouver with the finishing touches recorded at the band’s home studios. But the mix and sound engineer is Mike Fraser (the same one known for works with BON JOVI, AC/DC, AEROSMITH, Bryan Adams), and the result is something organic (pay attention to the instrumental tunes to check this aspect), and clean, but allowing the whole accessibility of “Elevate” to be clear.

If one can say that “Elevate” is the same coquet between abrasive Rock ‘n’ Roll moments with Pop elements known of her career, just with a modern outfit. And “Rock Bottom Revolution” (a mix between AC/DC-like guitar riffs and energy with accessible melodies and choruses), “Trouble Maker” (blatantly accessible and full of Pop Rock influences, this one can bring the listeners the feeling of hearing to a Rock version of Shania Twain), “The Devil U Know” (a more modern Rock song with Alternative Rock elements and a good work of bass guitar and drums), “Freak Show” (another Pop Rock moment of the album, with catchy melodies and exploring more tender tunes of Lee’s voice), “Heaven’s Where We Are” (another moment clearly accessible, but with a more set of melodic hooks), “Highway Romeo” (the combination of Hard Rock instrumental with Pop Rock vocals is a wise choice), and “Spitfire Woman” can be the said as the album’s best moments.

Lee Aaron’s music shown on “Elevate” can be said as something for her fans, but it can earn more fans due its accessible outfit. Listen to it and choose your side!

Songwriting: 8
Musicianship: 8
Memorability: 8
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. Rock Bottom Revolution
2. Trouble Maker
3. The Devil U Know
4. Freak Show
5. Heaven’s Where We Are
6. Still Alive
7. Highway Romeo
8. Red Dress
9. Spitfire Woman
10. Elevate
Lee Aaron - Vocals
Sean Kelly - Guitars
Dave Reimer - Bass
John Cody - Drums
Record Label: Metalville Records


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