Mercury Records (label)
29 April 2013 (released)
28 April 2013
Ex-The Voice star Bo Bruce releases her debut album Before I Sleep on Mercury Records on April 29th
The world of the TV ‘talent’ shows is a mean place and the people who don’t win usually don’t fair that well when they leave without their dream. Bo Bruce missed out on the top spot of The Voice 2012 to Leanne Mitchel (what has she done lately?) and this ‘Before I Sleep’ is her much anticipated first album.
Known on the show for majestic singing the album follows suit and is basically 14 tracks of her warbling with an airy fairy background. Don’t get me wrong she has a cracking voice but it’s all the same, c’mon Bo give us some variation. However what we do hear is angelic to say the least, vocal melodies ring clear throughout like a wind through a flowery field and the harmonies she creates are top notch. Credit is most due however to her songwriting with songs seeming honest to the heart and poetic on touching subjects.
Only time will tell however if Bo will last. Will she go down to success like previous runners up JLS or Olly Murs? Or simply fade back away into normality like G4 or Gareth Gates? Overall this is a very credible first attempt for an album and well at least my mum likes it.