Recently, her debut album was released on Radikal Records with a title as pretty as she is, Flash Of A Firefly. When listening to the music, it is clearly evident that this project was a labor of love. Even though I dont think every song is a winner, I literally felt the genuine effort and passion put into each track from the vocals, to the music and production and most certainly in the outstanding songwriting. Of the sixteen songs on the album, Jana contributed her writing skills on eleven of them.
The CD does have a mixture of it all if you are looking for over-the-top pop, listen to Gotta Be. Need a day to connect with the man upstairs? Play Friend Above a very pretty gospel song. Still in need of a fix of feel good music? Be sure and play One Spirit about peace and I Am about diversity.
The winners on this debut are the top-notch ballads, several of which I hope Radikal will enlist remixers for some would create dancefloor mayhem, such as what I feel is the standout song on the album Ill Be With You everything is perfect here. Perfect music, production and vocals this is the four-star song off of this album.
Additional noteworthy ballads include the powerful You And I and Baby I Love You. There is huge Adult Contemporary appeal with the track Through The Eyes Of A Woman.
Rounding out the vocal side of the debut are two additional tracks Dont Go and Survive The Night, both of which are nice, but not as memorable.
Overall, a pleasant debut release from Jana. As I stated at the beginning, there is a different feel about this release when you listen to the music this is nice. My fingers will be crossed though, for remixes to come forward!