Singer-songwriter Jackie Carlyle shows old-school pop
similar to Helen Reddy with modern country mists reflective
of Erin O'Donnell. Her release Into The Light is
an inspirational album which she says, "was a CD I wrote
when my brother passed away. I actually wrote it to help the Nathan
Adelson Hospice and donated all of the proceeds to it and to the
Cancer Society in Las Vegas," Jackie Carlyle's music works
wonders with delicate hues of country-pop and ambient synths.
The album is MOR pop (middle of the road) peppered with acoustic
country-folk and torchlight vocals. It's an album for the heart
that needs to heal and renew faith, easing away the fear of being
knocked down every time you want to get back up.
Many of the tracks have a prayer-like ambience including "Open
Up To Me" and the title track "Into The Light."
The inspirational versing of "Into The Light" rings
out, "When the Angels reach for your soul/ I'll hold on 'till
you let go/ I will be watching 'till you're out of sight/ And
you've gone home into the light." Carlyle has succor-touched
vocals which move alongside the gentle rolling country flakes
like in "Breathe In/Breathe Out" and "My Daddy's
Spirit" falling like beams of light on the melodic passages
creating paths of consonance which coat the slender shingled tiers
in warmth. The melodic mixtures have overtones of coffeehouse-folk
and modern pop comparable to Colbie Caillat, like
in the soothing sensations of the country ballad "Golden
Gift of Light." The comforting piano ballad "Soul In
The Breeze" produces a complementing base for Carlyle's vocal
register which exudes a Crystal Gayle soothing pitch.
Jackie Carlyle's album Into The Light lets you get a good
night's sleep by washing away whatever ails you and keeps you
awake with worries about what tomorrow may take away from you
next. The album transports you to the other side of strife and
lets you have a sense of safety. The songs have a country-inspirational
vibe that flows with the ease of Colbie Caillat and sustains a
perpetual lift that adheres to nothing else but an inner sense
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