Underneath The Everyday
New Jersey native Nadine Zahr has an astonishing voice that belies her 25 years and gives real depth and power to her debut album, Underneath The Everyday. Zahr’s angst-ridden, cathartic songs show real promise, and showcase a voice that was honed singing in musical theater before relocating to LA. Since that move, she has toured nationally and released a critically-acclaimed EP.
Underneath The Everyday kicks off with the emotive strains of “Where I Never Was,” before “Beautiful Soldier” slides into a more upbeat vibe, with Zahr’s voice drawing comparisons to Ani DiFranco and even Janis Joplin. The jaunty acoustic-driven pop of “The Day” is the album’s standout, but more introspective tunes such as “Sunset” and “A Little Better” make it a close call. “Horses and Fish,” which was recorded in one take, gives a glimpse of Zahr’s qualities in a live setting.
Underneath The Everyday is an accomplished debut, and it’s clear Zahr is an artist of immense promise.
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