Paulina Logan is a California-based singer/songwriter who writes and performs an eclectic mix of folk/pop/rock/jazz music. She recently released her first full-length record “Wallflower,” and is currently at work on her second. Inspired by "singers with something to say" like Jewel, Ani DiFranco, and India.Arie, Paulina has developed a voice that is all her own. She has recently been featured in both New Sound Magazine and Junior's Cave Online Magazine, and is endorsed by Daisy Rock Guitars. Paulina’s songs have been placed on multiple compilation CDs, including “Females on Fire Vol. 3” and “Bad Girls Don’t Cry.”
"If you haven't heard the soulful voice of Paulina already, you're in for a treat. Her voice and original material will give you goosebumps!" - Cherie Sharrock, KWNE 94.5 DJ
“This is a very special artist. She's got a unique, yet familiar 'voice,' sounding like a cross between Joni Mitchell & Sarah McLachlan, depending on which song you listen to. Being a great singer with high quality production is just icing on the cake.” – Taxi Music
“(Logan’s) voice is outstanding and (her) vocal style has a sexy swagger and confidence to it.” – Foley Entertainment
“Paulina Logan is definitely one of the most intriguing songwriters I have heard.” – Guitar Living
“I had the pleasure of interviewing a lovely artist by the name of Paulina Logan. Her insightful and honest responses definitely leave me hoping that her star continues to rise and rise. She’s not a pop tart, but a full-bodied Cali girl!” – D.A.M. Magazine
“Paulina Logan is playing right now and she is a top talent.” - MusictogoUSA
“It’s clear that Logan is talented with an authorial voice that is likely to produce more good material over time.” – Wildy’s World
"Singer/Songwriter Paulina Logan is one of the new voices of indie music. Her sweet tunes, fun lyrics, and gentle voice certainly make her a sensational act not to miss." - Junior's Cave Online Magazine
Warrior Girl Music says:
This 11-song album is sensitive, yet rebellious - romantic, yet independent - sweet, yet feisty. It is this dichotomy of feelings and emotions that truly embodies Paulina's songwriting, and is captured in "Wallflower."
Some songs transcend the listener into heartfelt spaciousness with lofty melodic ballads, that tenderly seep into our hearts with eloquent musical arrangements such as piano, viola and light percussion. Then, other songs jettison us off into the harsh tumultuous world of growing up and breaking up with edgy guitars, giant drums, a tornado of beats and sonic shockwaves.
No matter what, Paulina's voice weaves it all together with her lilting melodic voice, whispering personal thoughts one minute and belting strong emotions the next. She can spark your romantic heart like Norah Jones, and peak your ears with tones like Portishead or Seal. At times, a demanding Avril Lavigne, or a worldly Michelle Branch. Yet most often she is her unique talented self.
"Wallflower," named after her title track, is eclectic with music style, from folky acoustic songs, to rhythmic pop grooves, to world beat Irish and Spanish tones. It ignites a new fresh artist into the world music scene with a huge splash. While the album title may presume one thing, Paulina is definitely no wallflower.
"Wallflower" is produced and arranged by producer Gilli Moon, also a writer on songs "Sorry" and "For The Moon," and this album is co-produced by Matt Thorne (The Eels, TRAPT, Plastilina Mosh).
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Taxi Music loves "Stay":
Everything is working together: the vocal, which is exceptional, the melody, the production, everything. This is all so seamless and instinctive, with everything just following the vibe, and pushing it forward, like trapping a wild spirit. I would buy this. And, I would play it a lot. – Taxi Music review of “Stay”
Awaken Music says:
Paulina Logan does a fantastic balancing act between world music and adult contemporary genres, on her album Wallflower. The production of Wallflower is overwhelmingly stellar. It's one of those albums with a ton of sounds going on, but nothing muddying up the mix.
Logan's writing is fun and energetic. You can't help but have a good attitude when you're listening to her art.
True standout highlights are Too Far Gone, Stay, and Fly Away. Each of these I believe showcase her vocal talent in their best light.
The instrumentation throughout utilizes some non-traditional sounds, but crafts them all easily for a completely enjoyable album. The next time you're in California, look Paulina Logan up and catch a live show!
Target Audience Magazine says:
We live in a place in time where music has taken a backstage to most other forms of media and entertainment; record sales have dissolved for most artists who chose to keep their integrity and originality. Only those who appear on 'American Idol' seem to see any of the limelight today and who, in all honesty, can call them musicians when, in reality, they are only a fleeting memory in a ratings war of commercialized redundancy?
That being said, Paulina Logan, a California singer/songwriter, is a breath of fresh air with her enthusiastic and eclectic styling. Her voice is at times angelic and other times it has a raw edgy feel that ranks her high on the list of up-and-coming musical acts of today. She has the potential for greatness.
Listening to her music for the first time is like arriving in heaven, an overwhelming euphoria takes hold of you and it's impossible to shake it. There is a hypnotic rhythm to her voice that exudes enormous undertones of sexual energy. You can sense the growl of something special is in the air. Dim the lights, loosen your collar and enjoy.
She has been compared to the likes of Jewel and Joni Mitchell, but in all honesty I don't see it. She is truly an artist who has invented her own unique and original sound. It's only a matter of time before she is a household name unlike any 'Idol' star you care to name.
With songs like "Too Far Gone" her musical range is explicitly displayed with a rare expertise not often found in today's music industry. The listener can only hope that Logan's music plays on forever.
I encourage you all to give Paulina Logan a listen. Her first record, Wallflower (2007, Warrior Girl Music) is available through her website: www.paulinalogan.com. She is currently in the studio working on her second record.
Guitar Living says:
...another aspect I found intriguing upon listening to many of her tracks is the sonic immersion the listeners will experience listening to the instrumental arrangements. Listening to the track “Disturbing Behavior,” off her Wallflower album, I felt an euphoric feel of immersion into those great sounds, perhaps due the openness of the sounds. This is further helped with the quality of production, where all the little details show up clearly, decorating the sound for a very pleasant listening experience. Although different from Pink Floyd, and such, it reminds me of that feeling I get listening to their music. There are many small details that help create some sort of sonic atmosphere.
Wildy's World says:
Paulina Logan is blazing a trail of original thought in music, following in the footsteps of artists such as Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan and India.Arie. Logan mixes deep lyrics and a musical patois of Country, Americana and Rock. Wallflower, her first full-length album (third release) runs the gamut between Pop to Country and even a bit of Celtic thrown in.
Wallflower (the title track) is dark and confrontational, coming off as very cold with all of the electronic instrumentation and light-industrial influences. Sorry is a decent pop song with Americana undertones. Letter breaks into the Celtic/Country realm in a surprising and pleasant turn. Logan’s Too Far Gone has a Country/Folk vibe and an almost Reggae-like rhythm that made me chuckle at first until I realized it worked.
It’s clear that Logan is talented with an authorial voice that is likely to produce more good material over time. Wallflower is a positive introduction to Paulina Logan for those of you haven’t heard of her before.
Hubbub UK says:
The problem with the music industry is that everything has to be put into an envelope and be categorised. Fortunately for Paulina Logan this works in her favour as she gets to tick most boxes- acoustic, indie, country, folk, you name it, whilst maintaining a contemporary feel thanks to an electric pop sound which runs through most of her work. Wallflower is Logan’s first full album and takes you from the sunshine of her native California very much into the shadows with songs such as the title track ("Wallflower") with its dark lyrics and haunting melody or "Fly Away" which is has raw emotion coursing through it from the outset highlighting an impressive vocal range. The tempo is lifted with tracks such as the melodic "Sorry" which has all the makings of a very catchy pop song and "I Hate 3 am" is a rocky and punchy 4 minute 15 second musical experience, complete with funky bass line working nicely with incredibly energetic drums and some well used yet subtle trumpets. Paulina Logan’s ability to combine multiple musical styles with strong and meaningful lyrics and some top-notch, well-polished production, result in Wallflower being a listening pleasure and hopefully a taste of things to come for future releases.
*Check out Paulina's 1st CD, "Safe With Me," also at CD BABY.
*Check out Paulina's 2nd CD, "Road Trip (The Jenny Sessions)," also at CD BABY.
*All of Paulina's songs are available at iTunes!
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