Natalie Gauci – Ha Ha Ha (The Gauci Records)
Natalie Gauci is back with her latest release, an amazing jazz album full of well written and performed and produced tracks. Only the Lonely shows off her vocals and songwriting, its starts off the album well, the use of horns is a nice touch. This is jazz at its finest. Running Away has good lyrics and musicianship, her vocals are on fire and I like the use of the drums on the track. Free Falling has good use of beats and the use of piano is a good touch. Natalie has got a solid voice, she can really sing and her songwriting is excellent. It has a slight pop edge and adds to the tune. Aint Gonna Change is an upbeat jazz tune with solid use of the horns, her vocals shine does as her lyrics. It makes you feel like your in a Smokey jazz club and it’s a great track. Grow Up has a bit of tribal and pop flavors mixed into the track, I love the use of a group backing vocals into the mix and the use of strings is a nice classy touch, it’s a solid tune. Save Tomorrow is one of my favorite tracks of the album, it’s a littlie funky, the use of strings is excellent, her vocals are on fire as is her lyrics. Ha Ha Ha the title track is a good tune her vocals and lyrics are solid as is the musicianship. U has some excellent vocals, the use of piano and drums are solid. I love the use of echo on the vocals is good. Give You Up is a great track the musicianship, use of organ is all working well together here. Sex is a funky track use of cowbell and the way the vocals are performed are excellent. Rush finishes off the album well and is another favorite off the album for me. The way the song is constructed and performed. Seriously this is a well produced, performed album. Natalie Gauci is an amazing talent, she can sing really well, she can write some excellent tunes and this really does show off her amazing talents and why she is good at what she does. Natalie is going from strength to strength and this album really does show it, this is one of my albums of the year so far.