“LB is Laura Benjamin and the Collective is a cool cooperative combo of skilled musicians. Together, they propel her finely crafted songs into stylized singer/songwriter fare, lightly tinged with likable, streamlined pop, soul and Americana influences.” (Creative Loafing, 2007) Let it go features the intelligent originals of Atlanta local singer-songwriter Laura Benjamin, whose vocals combine a fusion of Sheryl Crow passion and k.d. lang artistry. Produced by Grammy® award-winner Don McCollister of Nickel and Dime Studios, the album’s “soulful, introspective sounds” are “sure to charm listeners” (James Hester, Southeast Performer).
"Love Laura Benjamin's debut CD – mostly because she has the nerve to be unique and write material with content and melody that's memorable", says Jan Smith of Atlanta-based Jan Smith Studios “Fitting somewhere between a tamed version of Tori Amos and Laura Nyro revisited, Laura Benjamin's music is lyrically sound, vocally unique, and above the cut of mainstream nonsense."
Quirky and introspective, yet full of catchy melodies and singable refrains, the songs contain an emotional honesty not often found in adult contemporary music. While several of the songs are reflections on love and loss, this album is not fundamentally melancholy, but rather a study in perseverance and optimism with a healthy dose of self-deprecation.