Lisa Cody is a 27 year old singer from Dayton, Ohio and is currently signed to TriLevel Records. She regularly sings with her brother’s bar band and as a vocalist she has a warm, husky tone comparable to singers like Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith, though she has her own distinctive style with an understated approach.
This track, Wish I Could Get Through To You, is a good showcase of her abilities. It’s a slow paced piece of soul pop, somewhere between Back To Black by Amy Winehouse and the cinematic pop of Lana Del Rey. The production is excellent and certainly good enough for radio. Lyrically, it’s about issues in a relationship that anyone can relate to.
Starting with kick drum and rimshots, it builds with rhythmic piano, tubular bells and subtle guitar over which Lisa lays down a smoky vocal. The song is very well written, with the hook in the verse and a second section (aided by some nice backing vocals), rather than an obvious big chorus. The low end guitar line towards the end is a nice touch and adds to the Pulp Fiction soundtrack vibe of the whole song.
Overall, this is an excellent piece of soul/pop with a classy arrangement and production style that should help Lisa Cody establish herself as a musical force to be reckoned with. A highly recommended listen.
Verdict 8.6 out of 10