There is no doubt that Karmine Alers has one beautiful gift… that voice. She is currently starring on Broadway as Mimi in “Rent.” The question is, ‘Does she have what it takes to stand out in such a competitive business?’ The music that she sings is perfectly mated to her beautiful vocals.
“It Matters to Me” is performed magnificently, vocally masterful, however not vocally unique. Could it be a hit? Of course, if it gets airplay, many would purchase her CD and sing-a-long with her as they pump up the volume on their players. However, in order for Karmine to make it in such a competitive field, she needs to find that uniqueness that equals longevity.
That said let’s get to the next song, “Burn,” great song, definitely AOR written all over it. I can see this being a hit—it’s compatible with the type of music that inhabits most of the top-forty stations around the country today. A catchy chorus that gets stuck in your head. The rest of the CD follows in the same path, each song different but similar and all capable of being hits.
If pop music is your forte, then getting “For You” will be well worth it.
- Karmine Alers - Lead Vocals
- Jimmy Greco - Synth & Drum Programming
- Russ DeSalvo - Guitars
- Gintas Janusonis - Drums
- Jimmy Greco - Bass
- Jonathan Dinklage - String Player, Violin & Viola
- Boko Suzuki - B3 and string arrangement
It Matters to Me
- Other Plans
- I Missed You
- Out Tonight
- Sister, Sister
- I Survived You
- Out Tonight (Dance Remix)