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Eleyet McConnell‘s latest album, “Crazy World,” is a captivating musical journey that spans 12 songs, each echoing the sentiments of navigating the complexities of the world we live in today. This can range from general sentiments, to struggling in more personal ways, all woven into song. It’s a fascinating idea, so without further ado, let’s get into the full review!

The acoustic guitars, which dominate the album’s melodies are perfect for McConnell’s introspective and emotive storytelling. The title track, “Crazy World,” sets the tone for the entire album. McConnell’s vocals soar effortlessly, carrying the listener through a melodic landscape. The song is a simple yet powerful piece of storytelling, offering a reflection on the chaotic nature of the world and the struggles of coping with its unpredictability.

“Bed of Roses” is another gem on the album, maintaining the simplicity of storytelling while showcasing McConnell’s ability to convey sincerity through his vocals. While most of the album maintains a mellow and warm vibe, McConnell cleverly introduces variety with tracks like “Don’t Tell Me Why.” This emotional rock ballad adds a dynamic element to the album, organically shifting the pace and keeping the listener engaged.

The album takes another unexpected turn with its closing track, “I Didn’t Know.” This experimental and heavy song serves as a fitting conclusion, leaving a lasting impression on the listener. McConnell’s willingness to explore different musical territories showcases her artistic bravery and adds a layer of depth to the overall listening experience. The track stands out as one of the highlights of the album, and closes out the album with confidence.

“Crazy World” is a surprisingly cohesive album that effortlessly weaves together diverse themes and musical styles. Eleyet McConnell’s skill as an artist shines through each track, whether she is delivering a heartfelt acoustic ballad or experimenting with a heavier sound. The production on the album also works well, with each song having fitting production depending on what the situation calls for.

Overall, we find “Crazy World” to be a testament to McConnell’s ability to connect with listeners on a personal level while offering them a musical experience that is both comforting and thought-provoking. It effortlessly combines heartfelt storytelling, melodic richness, and a touch of musical exploration. Eleyet McConnell has crafted an album that showcases their skill as a performer, and we’re eager to see what else they have in store.

–Jason Airy

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A music industry veteran of over 30 years, Michael Stover is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a degree specializing in the Music and Video business. Michael has used that education to gain a wealth of experience within the industry: from retail music manager and DJ, to two-time Billboard Magazine Contest winning songwriter, performer and chart-topping producer, and finally, award-winning artist manager, publicist, promoter and label president. In just 10 years, MTS Records has released 40+ Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including FIFTEEN #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles. MTS has also promoted 60+ Top 40 itunes chart singles, including 60+ Top 5s and 40+ #1s, AND a Top 5 Billboard Magazine chart hit! Michael has written columns featured in Hypebot, Music Think Tank, and Fair Play Country Music, among others. Michael is a 2020 Hermes Creative Awards Winner and a 2020 dotComm Awards Winner for marketing and communication. Michael has managed and/or promoted artists and events from the United States, UK, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Australia and Sweden, making MTS a truly international company.