By Wendy Martinez |Staff Writer|
Born in a small town in Texas, Meester rose up to talent as an actress and has now switched gears as an artist and performer.
Meester has starred on television and films such as “Law in Order,” “Seventh Heaven,” “The Haunting on Sorority Row,” and “Country Strong.”
She then surfaced in the music industry with her first single, “Somebody to Love” in 2009 featuring R&B artist Robin Thicke.
Leaving Universal Music productions, Meester wanted to pursue more of an alternative groove side instead of her dance-pop side.
The 28-year-old entertainer wrote all of the songs in her new album.
The new album does not have as much of an energetic beat to it like her previous music, but has a slower and gentle background.
Her number one song on iTunes is called “Heartstrings,” where she talks about a boy that broke her heart when all she was trying to do was make him happy.
“Had to save my heart, save it from all your evil games. And now it ain’t the same. You will have no such luck to try to come inside. That is to be denied. Tie my heartstring. I tie heartstrings off,” were some lyrics from the song, “Heartstrings.”
The song can be related by fans or listeners out there who have or have experienced broken hearts.
“Omg, I love this song! It’s soulful, she talks about her past life and I can relate to what she says in this song,” said student Sandra Lopez.
Student, Carlos Mora, disagrees with her ratings and said, “It wasn’t that great. She is a good singer though, but I feel like she should work on style choice.”
“Heartstrings speaks to vibe and encompasses a lot of the themes of the rest of the album,” Meester told Billboard. “It’s been a long time coming and I’m very excited to finally release it.”
The album is good because the song lyrics capture my attention. The beat on some of the songs, such as “Good for One Thing,” follows up perfectly.
Coming from a girl that loves electric dance music and alternative rock, I personally would not listen to her on a daily basis. However, her music does seem more natural and not so retouched on the sound.
Overall, she does have amazing vocals, but it is not an album I would buy on iTunes and would prefer to just listen to it on Spotify or Pandora.
I would recommend this album to people who have a taste for Lana Del Rey because it brings a more calming affect from all her acoustic instruments.
“The album wasn’t written for the sake of reaching a specific audience or being universal in that sense. It’s my thing and I’m really proud of it,” said Meester
More than anything, the lyrics of the music [are] something that I think people like me or people with similar tastes will definitely be able to relate to, and it’s very personal and special to me,”continued Meester.