Brittnee Belt is a dynamic, up-tempo, and charismatic artist with a fondness for the gritty energy of rock and the appeal of new country / pop music. Hailing from Texas, Brittnee managed to take her music out of her local scene. Her single “Shadow” has been praised by many music industry insiders and related media, including Chuck Taylor (of the legendary Billboard magazine) and Rick Barker (former management for Taylor Swift, among others).
After listening to Brittnee’s debut album, “Elemental Me”, my first impression was that she isn’t pretending to be anything she’s not. Her lyrics are down-to-earth while catchy, and the melodies range from the gritty pop- rock of “Glamorous” to softer rhythms like “Words of A Broken Heart”. In between there’s the urban electro-pop of the title track, “Elemental Me” and “Radio Love”. Then there’s the power pop of my favorite tracks, “Shadows” and “Princess”. It’s hard to say exactly what genre this album falls into, let’s just say that Britnee is a little bit of Alannis Morrisette, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff and maybe a slight touch of Pink, all rolled into one neat little package.
Brittnee Belt’s album is a bright silver lining on an ever darkening pop cloud. Her voice is the most striking feature of the entire album. From rock, pop and balladry, she can sing it all and hits each note full and strong. Brittnee’s melodies are creative and catchy, and thanks to the clear and vibrant production, “Elemental Me”, will not sound horribly dated in years to come.
Brittnee comes across as genuine and authentic: a quality missing in today’s pop scene which is commercially controlled. All of her songs are catchy, so it will appeal to pop lovers, but it also has enough edge so that rock fans will like it too. I think even country listeners would find something to brood over on this album, because there are a few songs that touch the boundary between rock/pop and country. This is basically all around good music from a very talented young woman. She has put some good ideas into her music, and it’s kind of hard not to like it.
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Brittnee has a sweet quality to her music with just enough of a rough edge to distinguish her in a world full of manufactured pop stars. She is ulterior proof that good pop music does not always involve lip-synching, tons of naked flesh and conveyor-belt choreography.
The whole package that incorporates this 11-track album is good; the arrangements are great. The chord progressions are interesting, the guitars, bass, rhythm, drums and vocal harmonies bring the songs to life. It’s like listening to clockwork; it’s consistent, crisp, and satisfying.
Overall “Elemental Me” is well-written, well-played, well-produced and Brittnee Belt is certainly a young musician to watch out for. I’m eager to hear her second album!
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