â€œMisunderstoodâ€ showcases a strong female presence on the vocals, allowing for a blending of country, alternative, and pop music. This means that â€œMisunderstoodâ€ is a track that all can appreciate, and it is done with a skill that will ensure that listeners stick with the disc throughout all ten tracks. Valerie Nicole can literally go anywhere with â€œNaÃ¯veâ€, â€œFrom The Heartâ€â€™s second track, and settles into a unique sound that touches just as much on seventies country as it does on sixties pop.
â€œLivinâ€™ In The Momentâ€ allows the instrumentation to take a prominent role in the overall feel generated by the track, but this instrumentation does not drown out or otherwise hinder Valerie Nicoleâ€™s heavenly vocals. Rather, the arrangements on â€œLivinâ€™ In The Momentâ€ allow Valerie to take that next step forward, making an already solid track into something that is truly memorable. The title track for â€œFrom The Heartâ€ starts out slow but gradually picks up steam. At all points during this track, Valerie Nicole provides a smooth and calm demeanor, allowing the widest swath of listeners to pick up on her own special form of music. â€œWake Upâ€ is another fun track, calling forth the alternative rock that opened up the last decade.
In this track, Valerie Nicoleâ€™s vocals actually take on an additional duty; instead of only forwarding the lyrical content of the song, Nicoleâ€™s vocals add substantially to the harmony crafted by the rest of the band. Each track on â€œFrom The Heartâ€ provides a little bit more in the way of information about Valerie Nicole, and by the end of â€œFrom The Heartâ€, listeners will find that they honestly care about her music in a way that few current artists can elicit. Go and pick up â€œFrom The Heartâ€ and see her and her backing back whenever they may play live. They are located in the eastern side of Pennsylvania, but I canâ€™t imagine that they will remain rooted for too much longer, especially when more listeners get wind of what is truly a beautiful album.
Top Tracks: Misunderstood, Livinâ€™ In The Moment
Valerie Nicole â€“ From The Heart / 2009 Self / 10 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/valerienicole7