Artist: Bridget Kelly
Label: Roc Nation
Genre(s): R&B / Pop
Released: December 10, 2013
Cut to Beyonce Knowles. Im just playing, but Mrs. Carter sure did do a disservice to anyone dropping new music last week, which includes Bridget Kelly. Cut To Bridget Kelly is the New York natives second EP and although it is a decent collection of work, Bridget is suffering from the same issue as her peer, Sevyn Streeter: originality.
Cut to Bridget Kelly includes 6 love-sex-relationship themed tracks. No two songs sound the same but theres something about the album that falls a little flat. Bridget Kelly goes for a more mature sound than many of her contemporaries, which is a plus; however, theres nothing overtly impressive. As weve seen before, Bridget Kelly is another good singer but theres nothing distinguishing her from the likes of Jazmine Sullivan or Melanie Fiona, other than the fact that they came and went and shes just coming on to the scene.
Listeners will appreciate some of the tracks on the EP. Yet, theres nothing that will compel them to shell out their hard earned cash as soon as the album drops or head to venues to see her perform. With that said, however, there are a couple of standout tracks: Friends. and the lead single Special Delivery. Kelly seems to put more passiona characteristic thats messing throughout the EPinto those songs. If her upcoming album is composed of songs more like Special Delivery rather than Goosebumps or Coca1n3 Heartbreak, than she might have something good on her hands.
This is a hard time to be a female R&B-pop singer. Technology can make anyone sound decent and plastic surgery and makeup can make most folks look good so to make a mark in this industry, you have to come harder than ever before. Beyonce came with a one of a kind voice, range and versatility, and a musical video for each song. If Bridget Kelly or any of her new peers want to get notice they will have to step up with more passion, more hard work, and more originality or else theyll stay in the background.
Bridget Kellys debut album is supposedly titled Something Different; were hoping that she delivers. Good luck Ms. Kelly!
Best Tracks: Friends., Special Delivery
Cut To Bridget Kelly: Track 1- Special Delivery