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“Katy Perry: Part of Me” not only captured my attention because of its gum-drop, fairy-tailed sets and whipped cream-shooting brassieres, but because of its raw depiction of Katy Perry. In all honesty, before watching this movie I pictured Katy Perry as a spunky, simple, and perfect Barbie. However, I now realize how complex Katy really is, and how her life and past is anything but simple.
Ruth Gerson, a talented musician noted as an underground songwriting master, has a lot to share with the world. Her music speaks volumes and it’s no wonder, because this woman has been through a lot. Growing up in a violent home, Ruth often used music as an outlet and a means of expressing herself. Instead of resorting to drugs or hanging out with the wrong crowd, Ruth turned to music. Teen Voices was very fortunate to speak with this musician and learn more about how and why Ruth donates to domestic violence organizations.
Naomi Less is a music lover. She has been singing since she was a young girl and believes music is a very important part of life. Naomi wants to empower girls through her songs and hopes to change the world through her lyrics. Her first solo album, “The Real Me,” focuses on Naomi’s personal experiences and offers advice to teen girls. Teen Voices’ teen contributor, Annie Robinson, had the opportunity to interview Naomi on music, life, and enacting change.
Music comes and goes at an incredible rate within the fast-paced music industry. Not many songs ultimately withstand the test of time. It takes a special artist to record a CD that becomes a modern classic. Amidst the busy comings and goings of lightweight auto-tuned dance tracks comes a rare and meaningful CD from a relatively new artist out of the UK: Adele’s “21.”
Sisters Jewel (20) and Blaire (17) Restaneo are the front women of the LA-based band Pixikill. The self-described “electro pop grunge” group intentionally composed tunes about issues that matter to them and to which other teen girls can relate. Teen Voices’ freelance writer Annie Robinson, 15, chatted with Blaire, one of the lead singers, on being in a band, working with her sister, and future plans for Pixikill.
Teen Voices contributor Laini Cassis, 19, reviews Kate Nash’s album “Made of Bricks.” Her music is upbeat and catchy. Her music has been described as indie, alternative, and piano rock, but no matter what genre, Kate Nash’s music is original.
Read all about the life, music, and goals of R&B soul singer Melanie Fiona to inspire and empower the next generation of young musicians.
Singer/songwriter Diane Birch is on a roll. She released her first studio album, Bible Belt, to strong reviews in May 2009, and spent January on tour with Nick Jonas. She’s also involved with Music Unites, a nonprofit that brings music education to children in underfunded inner city schools. Teen Voices caught up with Birch to find out her thoughts on creating music, finding inspiration, and the importance of good role models.