If you have followed my past reviews, you should know that this reviewer has been a huge fan of the music of Kris Angelis for many years. Her latest release, Heartbreak is Contagious, a 3-song EP, is her best to date, and delivers what could well be her break-out into mainstream music.
With an overall sound reminiscent of Taylor Swift, all three songs are knock-outs and better than most of the songs on radio today. The title track adds the musicality of the Lumineers with a vocal delivery similar to Miranda Lambert, and definitely has an alt-country feel. Track 2, “Built this House,” is thoughtful and uplifting, with incredible lyrics, while Track 3, “Kevin Bacon,” is simply fun and worthy of immediate radio release. You cannot help but get up and dance as Angelis “breaks Footloose, with those Kevin Bacon moves.”
With all songs written by Angelis, Morgan Taylor Reid and Alexander Cardinale, the EP is wonderfully produced by Reid, who also plays all the instruments.
If you love pop music and artists like Taylor Swift and Rachel Platten, you will love Heartbreak is Contagious. Call your local radio station and ask them to play it – it’s a win-win situation.