☆☆☆☆☆ - "Utter pop perfection."
Mimi Webb has released her exceptional debut album, titled 'Amelia,' a collection of twelve original tracks that is a culmination of years of hard work. A sensational pop offering, we have reviewed the album here at The Lowdown. Keep reading to check out our review of her debut album!
The first track on the album is 'The Other Side,' which perfectly sets the tone for the album and opens up this new chapter for MImi Webb in the best possible way. The song captures that feeling of moving on from a situation entirely - being on 'the other side.' An infectiously catchy track, we are already looking forward to hearing this song performed live when Mimi Webb heads out on tour!
The album also features some tracks that had been released in the lead-up to the album - 'Red Flags,' 'Roles Reversed,' 'House On Fire' and 'Ghost Of You' - which all fit perfectly into the album. The release of these tracks gave fans a preview of what could have been expected from her debut offering, and are all equally anthemic in their nature.
'Both Of Us' starts with a very stripped-back sound, with a particular focus on her phenomenal voice, and the track builds as it progresses, especially from the first chorus onwards. The track tells the story of the stark realisation that a relationship isn't working out anymore and that ultimately, something has to give. Mimi Webb often draws on personal experience, hence why her lyrics are so relatable to those who listen to her music.
Described by Mimi Webb as "a play on 'House On Fire,'" 'Freezing' is another brilliant track. The sassy and empowering nature of this track is something that we absolutely love. To coincide with the release of the album, she also released an official music video to accompany this track, which looks like she is having the time of her life, aptly reflected in this fun and uplifting track that you are no doubt going to be left singing along to for days on end!
'Last Train To London' is one of the most raw tracks on the album. With just her voice and a beautiful piano to accompany her vocals, the sheer emotion of this track is really reflected in her flawless vocals. This is a very captivating and emotional track. She certainly has a multitude of musical talents - from releasing anthemic, pop tracks to stripped-back tracks such as this one.
'Is It Possible' takes the tone up slightly from 'Last Train To London,' while also having an element of a stripped-back nature in the first verse. You can't help but be drawn in with each track on this album, This track once again builds in nature throughout, described by Mimi Webb as being a 'theatrical and very intense' track.
'Remind You' can't help but pull at your heartstrings - those feelings of regret after giving your all in a relationship and it not working out. You'd be mistaken if you thought that this would be a powerful ballad. On the contrary, this is another pop anthem that you will want to be dancing along to!
If you follow Mimi Webb on any of her social media accounts, you will be aware that she is constantly jetting around the world to perform to her legions of fans. 'See You Soon' is a dedication to her family and friends. As much as she no doubt enjoys hitting the road to perform, there is that feeling of being homesick and missing friends and family - perfectly captured lyrically in this song.
'Amelia' is possibly one of the most emotional tracks on the album. This song serves as a letter to her younger self in a song format. Each song on this album tells a personal story, but 'Amelia' is the most vulnerable and endearing tracks, with Mimi Webb opening herself more so than ever to listeners. With this being the final track on the album, it perfectly links the album well together.
This album is utter pop perfection and an exceptional debut album. Mimi Webb heads out on tour soon, where you will be able to hear these songs live. You can check out a full list of tour dates and buy tickets here.
'Amelia' is out now and is available to purchase and stream through all major music purchasing and streaming outlets.
By Rachel Dempster