Risk It All
Some real gems bring this album to life Mandi Leachman's music blends rock/pop with country. Mandi is a talented singer/songwriter hailing from Maryland. Singing has always been her passion right from an early age. Mandi has been in and out of a recording studio since the age of fifteen. RISK IT ALL is Mandi's second solo album; her first was called BREAKTHROUGH, and features six brand new songs. All of the songs on the album are written about personal experiences and every day life. Mandi has a strong powerful voice that really commands attention. Her influences include Jewel, Tori Amos and Sheryl Crow. You Could Try has a distinct pop/rock feel about it. Mandi's vocals are punchy and polished. This song has plenty going for it and gets better with every listen. Risk It All is a glorious slow ballad. Mandi's vocals are delicate and dreamy on this distinctly country flavoured song. This song has a really natural earthy vibe running through it. I Just Can't Have You is an upbeat rocky country/pop song backed with some jazzy instrumentation. It sounds a weird combination but it works and gives the song a real edge. Reach Out is a soulful country/pop ballad. Mandi's vocals are stunning, full of emotion and tenderness. Tomorrow is another slow song with a strong country feel. Mandi's vocals shine once again on this heartfelt number. Let Me Out is the final offering on the album. Mandi ends the album on a high note with another fantastic ballad. There are hints of Carrie Underwood when Mandi sings a slow ballad. Although this album is quite short it contains some real gems. POSTED BY MERCY FAITH.