Currently starring in Channel 7’s ‘The Secret Daughter’, Jessica Mauboy also contributes the show’s official soundtrack. But just what’s the album like?
Our reviewer David gets stuck in.
Typically cover songs find their way onto “journey” albums after someone was in a singing contest to give them a chance to build a fan base, but this is seven years after Jessica Mauboy featured on ‘Australian Idol’ and we now have a collection of mostly covers on offer from one of my favourite pop artists.
There is a good reason though; it’s for a TV show called ‘The Secret Daughter’ on which (you guessed it) she plays the role of a secret daughter who can (you also likely guessed it) sing.
I love Jess and while there’s nothing innovative about what’s on offer here, the song choices work with her voice quite well.
Her cover of ‘Photograph’ sends shivers down my spine, especially when you take the context of the lyrics and apply them to the storyline of the show.
It’s not the most exciting release from Jess, but there’s still time left this year for a set of originals, right?
VERDICT : 3/5.
MUST LISTEN : Photograph, It Must Have Been Love, Wake Me Up.