This stunning self-titled debut EP features a set of tunes notable for their raw emotion and beautiful soundscapes. Madilyn wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, drawing from her own struggles as a teenager and her heartfelt expressions of the joy she finds in life. The first track, "Irreplaceable," begins with aching introspection and soars to an assurance of self-worth; the following track, "Foolish Game," was written right after Madilyn left the TV show The Voice and gives insight into the inevitability of discouragement in life and the realization that you can rise above the games that people play. An epic movie score string section combines with powerful rhythms on "Undercover," a breathtaking song about overcoming sadness and seeking the light all around you. The final track, "Little Things," playfully reminds us that the little things in life are the source of true joy.
**Individual tracks can be purchased on iTunes.
By Heidi, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I have to admit, I was a bit surprised by the pop sound of Madilyn's voice/music. I guess I was just expecting something else. I hadn't heard her sing or perform before so I was surprised. The sound has grown on me though as I have listened to it. And I like the message of some of the songs, especially Irreplaceable and Little Things. As I've looked at the lyrics of the various songs (see here to listen to samples) it feels like Paige is sharing some of her experiences in her introduction to the music profession. For example, in Little Things the song talks about how fancy cars and fame don't bring happiness, nor does running away solve one's problems, that it's the little things that are important. Teens are likely to be the best audience for this music.
By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I LOVE her voice!
Clear, vibrant, fresh, fun!
The songs are catchy and filled with emotion.
This CD is sure to be a FAVORITE!
By Mindy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I was thrilled to be a part of this tour for Madilyn Paige's release. I enjoyed listening to each song and happily passed it to my teenage daughters. They loved it, too! I was happy the lyrics were clean and heart-felt. As much as I enjoyed the first track Irreplaceable, I also loved Let It Roll and Little Things. Well, all the songs were well-written and perfect for Madilyn's beautiful voice. In preparing for this review, I watched some of her YouTube videos from The Voice and I enjoyed watching her audition. I was sweet seeing her family so happy for her. Madilyn is a beautiful girl, with an amazing voice to boot. What a great role model she will be. With all the trash on the radio today, I am gladly having my daughters listen to these songs knowing they are clean, meaningful lyrics that I know will be inspirational to them. The lyrics are a perfect example of real life. Yes, life can be hard, but YOU are irreplaceable. All the songs have a great message.
I received a review CD from Deseret Book in exchange for an honest review.
By Jeffrey, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Love her Unique voice...can't wait to see what she sings next...
By Crystal, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Well I definitely remember Madilyn from when she was on The Voice and I really liked her then. However, in her time since The Voice she has gotten even better! Madilyn's voice has an ethereal quality to it and her debut album is full of songs that are beautiful and catchy! I found that the entire family was up and dancing and moving to the beat, even trying to sing along the first time we listened to it! This album is definitely a keeper and will be transferred to my phone shortly! Among my favorites are Irreplaceable and Little Things! I was also also impressed that Madilyn co-wrote every song on her album! An amazing new talent, I am excited to hear more from her in the future!
By Aimee, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Every now and then I get to review music which I love almost as much as I love books. :) I was excited to sign on to review this CD. Even though I don't watch The Voice where Madilyn had her debut, I know a little bit about her journey. My teenage girls were able to hear Madilyn speak at a gathering for teenagers. She also performed Irreplaceable for them. My daughters came home so impressed so when I saw the opportunity to review Madilyn's new CD, I jumped on it!
I popped this CD in my car as I was running around one day. I listened to it a couple times through and I really enjoyed it. The messages are all positive and it has a good vibe. When I got home I brought the CD in with me and set it on the counter. My daughter saw it when she got home from school and asked if she could listen to it. I never saw that CD again, but I've heard it almost every day since, playing in the basement. My girls love this CD. The CD has 7 tracks with six different songs and one remix.
Unexpected Bonus: My daughters and I got tickets (thank you Deseret Book!!!) to Madilyn's first concert! We had such a good time! Taking my girls to that concert made me the best mom ever. At least for one night. :)
Madilyn's first track, "Irreplaceable" has an awesome message for teenagers and adults alike. It's one of my favorite songs. I think every teenager should listen to this song.
By Taryn, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Not only is her voice amazing, the instrumental is very well done and the lyrics have great meaning. I hope to hear her on Christian radio stations, as she has great music with a great message!