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Artist: Natasha Bedingfield
If Natasha Bedingfield's
last name sounds familiar, perhaps you recall her big brother, Daniel.
He helped introduce U.S. audiences to
The siblings were once a duo: DNA Algorhithm, who performed DC Talk covers alongside their originals. In a situation paralleling Michael and Janet Jackson's chart tussles, a few tracks on her debut project, Unwritten, have hit big in Blimey (she was born in England, Daniel in New Zealand) and elsewhere internationally. Has she got what it takes to crack the U.S.?
So far, so good with first
domestic single "These Words." One of those love songs that could be as
much about a guy as God, but in a
Elsewhere, she's all about
giving hope without moral compromise to "Single" listeners or those whose
life potential remains "Unwritten."
She's also compelling when she's most vulnerable. "I Bruise Easily" could easily fit on the next Sade album with its jazzy soul underpunnings. "Wild Horses," a U.S.-only bonus track, finds her longing for freedom amid classy balladic strigs and piano.
The harder she rocks, however,
the less convincing she becomes. "If You're Gonna" suffers from a overly
forceful gumption, and guest
Bedingfield nevertheless hits more than she misses, and Unwritten portends a career of greater future consistency.
Jamie Lee Rake August 19, 2005