If you thought this ABBA song couldn’t get any cheesier, you were wrong.
Noah Stewart has an absolutely beautiful voice and gorgeous control, but the song arrangements on this album leave much to be desired. They’re definitely tailored to the demographic that loves Charlotte Church pledge programs on PBS (if you get my meaning, which I’m sure you do). I guess it’s okay for an intro album, and there are a couple tracks that escape the corniness (his take on “Recondita Armonia” and “Shenandoah” especially), but here’s hoping he releases something less sappy (and more straight-up operatic, perhaps?) next time.
Anyway, here’s an interview he did with NPR in June about the album.