Candace Night is an interesting artist to say the least. She began as a model and later joined forces with her boyfriend, fiancé, and later husband Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow fame in their band Blackmore’s Nights. Reflections is her solo album which she put out in 2011, but that’s not the last of her accomplishments. Night can also be found in the themed game Magiquest (I know one can be found in Myrtle Beach) as Princess Amora and Princess Candice, the virtual guide of the game. She also modeled as The Faerie Queen in Faerie Magazine for two years. Quite a busy lady. So how does the album sound you ask?
As a singer I’m reminded of my Youth Group days at church. Night’s singing voice is pretty average, not terrible, just average. Considering her life and achievements I felt like her delivery sounded very theatrical, concept, rather then passion. Most of the songs have to do with love lost and found, as well as a few that include nature. Unlike the usual love lost and found songs that plague the female singer/songwriter set, Night’s songs on the same theme are very sophisticated, moving away from the usual pop sensibilities and operating under a more narrative approach, think Joni Mitchell.
While I thought the album was pretty good the only real stand out song to me was Robin Red Breast. The song has more passion, or just stood out that way for me. Night’s vocals also seem more passionate and less performed. Other then that the album is good, again, not great, but good. It will have its audience, I just wasn’t a part of it. Be sure to check it out for yourself at Candice’s Myspace page where she has several songs form the album as well as songs from her other musical ventures.