Eleanor Dubinsky “Touch the Sky”

Adequate singing with good quality synths and percussion rule the day on “Touch the Sky.” There are song titles in French and Spanish. “Jeu de Deux” is the first one. The melody sounds good, but the production value is a little flat, especially for a leadoff track. “Missouri Sky” is a little better.
“Lullabye” is amazing. Honestly, the track order on this record is completely out of whack. You definitely have to give the whole album a chance if you want to judge it without fear. From song to song you just don’t know what you’re going to get.
For those who like long song titles, I give you “Cuando Voy a Mi Trabajo Pienso en Ti (When I Go to Work I Think of You).” However, it sounds as if parts of the song are in French, not Spanish. Que lastima. “We Can Make Music” is a slow song on a record of slow songs. This one is just a little too sleepy, even for here, and the beat doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the track.
Is “Sea Inside” a play on words? I just don’t have confidence in giving that benefit of the doubt because of the songwriting on the rest of this album. She is singing about being on a beach, though, so I guess that counts for something.
This album is clearly therapeutic for Ms. Dubinsky, but I feel we’re all suffering as a result. Life is a zero sum game, after all.

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