Natasha Borzilova’s newest CD “Out Of My Hands” broke my computer. Seriously, my Mac didn’t want to play it; it kept skipping. I was able to listen to the album in its entirety in my car, but after doing so, I really couldn’t blame my computer: I didn’t want to listen to it either.
Good news though: Natasha is a true singer/songwriter. The songs come from the heart and stay out of the way of genre labels and mainstream sensibilities. She wrote every song and produced the album herself, and even adds her talents on the acoustic guitar.
The music is not generally bad, it just did nothing for me. Her airy voice sounds contrived in some way, almost like a classically-trained vocal was trying to stuff itself inside a soft, folk style.
I will venture to guess that Natasha is enjoyable as a live performer. Given the proper band and setting, I would enjoy songs like Better Than Me. Her passion and talent are apparent; they just didn’t translate to the recording studio.
Overall: Not for everyone, but probably captivating for a select few.
For more on Natasha, visit: www.natashaborzilova.com
Track listing for “Out Of My Hands”
- Better Than Me
- Cynics Hate Hollywood
- Out Of My Hands
- The World Below
- Fisherman’s Wife
- One Soul Desire
- Winter Season
- One Second Flat
- Long Night
- Tiny Little Things