Saturday, January 23, 2010

Orianthi - According To You

Orianthi is an upcoming guitarist and singer who released her album, Believe, late last year.  But before her solo career, She was Michael Jackson's guitarist during the rehearsals for his This Is It tour.  She has performed with huge names such as, Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, Carrie Underwood, and Adam Lambert.  Although she has the guitar skills to play in the heaviest of bands, she chose to perform radio-friendly pop music.  According To You is all you could ask for in a fun pop song.  It has a solid chord structure, the "verse-chorus-verse" song format, and memorable, yet somewhat cheesy, lyrics.  The one element that makes it recognizable from other similar songs, is the guitar.  The song is filled with mini solo's and breakdowns.  These small bits lead to an incredible tapping solo.  The solo is reminiscent of a classic rock song.  If you take out the guitar track, the song becomes kind of generic.  After listening to the song, I wonder what would have happened if Orianthi had chosen a different musical route.  In the end, the "Pop Star" road isn't for everyone.

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