To be able to write tracks like these, shows how some musos have well and truly followed life’s path and taken everything thrown at them until that certain stage when it is time to shout ‘enough’!
Misha’s electronic style owes some of her style to the 80s, but this is very much 2020 and if only the 80s had been like this, I would have been one very happy person.
Take ‘Toy Boy’ for example, there’s even a partial waltz in there that is not out of keeping with the rest of the track.
To totally review this album, I would need Freud and Jung sat next to me and that is no bad thing, as it shows how mature an album this really is. Within HEART GALLERY are many stories of a life well, and at times, harshly led; not many writers would be that willing to put so much coded truth into their work, but Misha goes straight for it.
Her voice soars and swoops eagle like and can take you by surprise. She has no equal (perhaps I should say currently) and I doubt she will. Lyrics and music such as this need to be out there hitting you in the face, or more preferably ears.
How many modern artists would start off an album and a song with the words ‘pretty in pink’? Not exactly 2020 is it, but it works and that is where Misha differs from other artists, she is not afraid to take that leap and give us the music we need. There’s no moon/June on this album (thankfully) but there are plenty of tales of caution, woe, betrayal and love found.
You will have noticed that there is no breakdown of the individual tracks, although mention is made of some and the reason behind that is to let you the reader and prospective purchaser try and get into the ‘Misha Mood’ for only then will you have understood and be able to truly follow this outstanding artist.
I will forego a bit of what I have said above and that is I am hooked on SUGAR COATED and feel it should be a single-radio land would love it.
Misha has given of her best in this album, with exemplary production, a different type of vocal and lyric and, yes, you’ll love it.
Uncut and Unsigned