I'm really glad that I took a chance on Andreya's debut album - this is a beautiful collection of songs. I liken her voice to one of the greats, Roberta Flack - not that she sounds exactly like her but they both have what I call "honey ash" smooth vocals, not powerhouse vocalists but highly emotive vocalists who can make listeners feel their hearts on each verse.
The album gets off to a great start with DRAW THE STARS - a beautiful dreamily arranged track; next is the album's title track, LOST WHERE I BELONG - it's melodic and will have you nodding your head to the beat.
My other favorite tracks include: FAR CLOSER - starts off low key & moody then after the 1st chorus, the tempo picks up. I especially love the musical arrangement using the bass & drum to drive the beat; SOMETHING IN THE SILENCE - very cool bossa nova arrangement; UP IN FIRE - I enjoy the jazz like arrangement of this track & DAYDREAMERS - a stripped down track that allows Andreya's voice to shine.
Two other tracks notable for the lyrics are: DARKER THAN BLUE - a pensive stripped down track & X - sad lyrics about a break-up.
At 9 songs, this is a relatively short album but it's such a diverse collection to listen to that I'm sure it'll appeal to an equally diverse music fan base.
I bought this album after falling love with an unplugged version of "A Town Called Obsolete" amazon had for free. As much as that song impressed me, this album is absolutely masterful. Hauntingly sorrowful and impassioned, imbued by such a lamenting vocal, and an always cool, subtly grooving rhythim, this album may be short, but anything it may "lack" in length, it holds ten-fold in majesty. Another reviewer suggests this as being one of their better "finds" of the year. This is one for the decade in my opinion. Ms. Triana must produce more, artists like this simply can't be overlooked forever. FAVORITE TRACKS: X, Daydreamers, Darker than Blue, A Town Called Obsolete.
I came to this album after hearing Andreya Triana singing on Black Sands, a Bonobo album that I also highly recommend. I wanted to hear more of her voice, so took a chance on Lost Where I Belong despite it having only a few (but enthusiastic) reviews. I have been listening to it often, as an album or in rotation, frequently ever since I got it. The music works as something to sink into, or as background music as I work at my computer. All of the tracks are good. I tend to enjoy female jazz or blues vocalists, such as Shirley Horn, Roberta Flack, Cassandra Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, and have also recently discovered and love india aries--and I find that Andreya playlists well with these artists. If you are into any of that genre you will love this, and of course if you are a Bonobo fan. Definitely one of my favorite recent purchases.
I stumbled across this artist while searching for a different artist. Man am I happy I did. Very few albums come out where you can listen to the whole thing and never skip tracks. This is one of those albums. I love every single track because it's got uptempo yet smooth beats, great singing and lyrics. The style is a combination of soul, r&b and jazz. I've been recommending Andreya Triana to every one of my friends and family and they have all loved it. So I am pretty sure if this is your kind of music this is well worth the purchase. She has two official music video out right now, so if you're not convinced, go watch those and then come back and buy it.
I'm a writer and this album is pretty much the soundtrack to one of my books. This album blends into the background of a great party, but holds its own on full blast in the car. The lyrics tell stories with catchy hooks. This album's like the Mona Lisa--what you get out of it depends on your mood, but all the moods are in there.
This is a stunning record full of soul and beautiful music. Lyrics with meaning, songs with purpose. The talent that is exhibited on this record feels like something from a past life of music. Reminiscent of Sade, Me'Shell, Lauryn Hill, this record never stops, you can play it all the way through. I truly think this is what R&B is supposed to be like. Home Run. Must Have.
I heard the voice of Andreya Triana on the Bonobo album Black Sand. This is definitely one of the most beautiful voices, along with the voice of Natalia Clavier in Federico Aubele's Gran Hotel Buenos Aires.
This album was more wonderful than I expected. I knew it had one favorite song, but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed all the songs. This was a better-than-expected purchase at an unbeatable price. Thank you.