Elise Estrada :: CD Review
Elise Estrada rose to fame winning dozens of international singing competitions—now she’s showcasing her singing chops in her debut, self-titled album. Find out if Elise's cd rocks the house or crashes and burns.
Elise Estrada rose to fame winning dozens of international singing competitions—now she’s showcasing her singing chops in her debut, self-titled album.
Each song on Elise’s hit album,Elise Estrada, is produced to radio-friendly perfection—Elise mixes it up with bass-heavy jams like the wobbly testament to love gone wrong, Torture, and slows it down with hooky ballads like her newest single, Crash & Burn. With smooth vocals reminiscent of Janet Jackson and a stage swagger like Beyonce, Elise fills the dance floor with some killer beats. Ix-Nay is the black sheep of the album—it sounds like an off-kilter, sing-songy Gwen Stefani b-side, with Elise advising a friend to ditch her loser boyfriend. Each song manages to cram a few positive messages into four or so minutes of booty-shakin’ bliss—no easy task—and Elise takes her role model status seriously because she may dress like a hottie, but this girl’s all about the self-respect.