Diane Izzo blends folk and rock on One

A recent addition to the music industry, Diane Izzo, whose voice resembles Paula Cole’s, showcases her unique vocal and guitar abilities on her debut album One (Sugar Free Records). Blending rock and folk melodies, as well as a little blues, Izzo’s new release offers listeners a wide variety of material.

Although One marks her entrance onto the music scene, Izzo has been writing songs for 10 years and performing for two. One bounces back and forth between acoustic and rock tracks. Alternating light and heavy sounds, Izzo takes you on a musical journey through emotions of rage, anguish and passion.

Her acoustic abilities are highlighted in her slower, quieter tracks. With songs such as “Everywhere,” “Heaven Hurts,” and “It Takes Time,” Izzo experiments with contemporary blues and folk.

She also dives deeper into her tunes with a heavier rock beat. Izzo explores strong emotions on “Ground,” “Wicked Spell” and “Walking Out.”

Aside from these songs, Izzo also brings more upbeat songs to her album with “Fire,” “The Real One” and “Venice,” which she was inspired to write while visiting the Italian city. These tunes offer livelier melodies, balancing out the darker sides of the album.

With her powerful voice and acoustic talent, Izzo proves she is a worthwhile addition to the music scene. One supplies listeners with 14 emotional and stirring tracks and possesses enough diversity to quench the thirst of those yearning for something new and exciting.

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