Have you ever heard of the show 'iCarly'? I'm sure you have. Anyway, I heard that Jennette McCurdy (who plays Sam) was coming out with an album and I thought, 'Great another Nickelodeon/Disney star who lucked into a music career as well.' and I was going to ignore her music. However, I decided to go to iTunes and check out her new single 'Homeless Heart'.
First of all, you guys, she doesn't sing the upbeat, pop stuff that every other star her age sings, she sings country. I know, ew, country, right? But, get this, the song is actually decent. Secondly, she's an awesome singer! I was extremely surprised at how well she can sing, I wasn't expecting it at all. I mean, she's a talented actress, but it's a fact that not all who excel in one area of entertainment are good in others (I'm looking at you Shaq), so I'm always a bit skeptical.
It really bugs me that Nick/Disney play all of the pop stuff and I've never heard anything from her--I just kind of happened upon it. When Miranda Cosgrove (Carly from iCarly) had a new album coming out, it was advertised a bunch. But, I don't think her full CD is out yet, so maybe that's why. However, other singers have been overlooked by Nick/Disney.
Anyhoo, I came across her YouTube channel and she posted videos of herself singing different songs. She sang an a capella version of the song 'Right as Rain' by Adele (great singer, also) and have to say, I like it better than the version Adele sings.
I have a lot of respect for singers who can sing well without all of the doctoring of the mix board. Well, I'll stop blabbing and you can judge for yourself.
Title Song - 'Right as Rain' - Adele