This is a new review by Josephine, She wrote the Miranda Lambert album for me and since I had a few requests for her to write again here she is..
So, I was asked to listen to Star De Azlan’s “A Man Who Can Dance”:
My first and immediate thought on the listening to the first 15 seconds was that I felt like I was in the lobby of Sears. It really sounds like an elevator jingle. This goes away slightly when she starts singing, at which point it becomes a relatively okay song. It’s put together well, her voice -which is nice, but by no means spectacular- isn’t overpowered by production or those evil of all evil things, back-up singers. It’s got a decent story, with a beginning middle and end, some nice exotic words thrown in and… that’s it. A rather boring song to listen to, actually. What’s ten times more fun is watching the Youtube version with the collection of pictures of De Azlan. I’m a straight woman and I have to say I would much prefer to see the girl in a Maxim or even Playboy magazine spread than listen to her sing. It’s a shame that she doesn’t have the same spice in her singing that she has in her pictures. The Grito Mexicano (Mariachi yell) in the middle of the song just doesn’t cut it.