Joanna Ramirez - On My Way
Texas, United States
Overall Impression: Joanna Ramirez marks her triumphant return to the music industry after a brief hiatus, with the title track to her 2020 album, On My Way. The Austin, TX based artist is in top form on this stirring number that harkens back to the soul and r&b artists of the 70s, without sounding the least bit dated. Modern production techniques give this song a very fresh and contemporary sound. The lyrics reflect the tale of her personal narrative, an inspirational message of returning to the top of one's game. Featuring a beautifully crafted melody, a tight rhythm section that sits right in the pocket, and topped off by a brilliant jazz guitar solo, there's a lot to like about Joanna Ramirez's "On My Way".
Strongest Point(s): Outstanding production, nice full and wide sound. Nice intro. Great melody, background vocals do an excellent job of support in the chorus. The guitar solo is amazing, really has that Wes Montgomery sound, very nice. The synth wash sounds great, especially in the breakdown/bridge section. Gives it a nice, modern sheen. Very solid track all around, and congratulations on your return to the stage!
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Soul, Neo Soul, Urban Contemporary, Contemporary RnB, Jazz Pop, Pop Soul
Artist target suggestions: Roberta Flack, Joan Armatrading, Phoebe Snow, Janis Ian, Carole King, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Sade, Chaka Khan, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding
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About the Reviewer:
Steven Azami is a multi-instrumentalist with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Both as a touring/session player and as a producer, his career has spanned nearly every genre, from bluegrass to jazz, from rock to reggae. In addition, his work as a music educator has allowed him to cultivate and foster talent among the next generation of musical explorers