Cassidy Paris, New Sensation Review
by Rudy Palma
Cassidy Paris emerges with her debut album, New Sensation, to present a world of Hard Rock music, where the echoes of classic hard rock merge with contemporary influences. At the youthful age of 20, Paris, an Australian rocker with deep roots in the genre’s rich history, showcases an album that is a nod to her influences and a bold step forward in her burgeoning career.
Paris has been shaped by the sounds of legendary female rockers such as Lzzy Hale, Joan Jett, Pink, Pat Benatar, and Avril Lavigne. With a background enriched by the mentorship of Paul Laine and the musical lineage of her father, Steve Janevski, Paris embarks on a mission to reinvigorate the rock scene, armed with her guitar and a collection of songs that span the emotional spectrum from empowering anthems to introspective ballads.
New Sensation opens with “Danger,” a track that immediately setting a high bar for the album. The twin guitars of Janevski and Dave Graham, coupled with the rhythm section of Mirko De Maio on drums and Alessandro Del Vecchio on bass, lay down a solid and electrifying foundation. Paris’ vocals, reminiscent of the classic hard rock powerhouses like Heart or Vixen, soar above this foundation with strength and clarity, signaling the arrival of a new force in rock music.
The album effortlessly transitions through various moods and styles, from the gritty “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hearts,” where Paris’ gravelly tones and expansive range shine, to the emotional depth of “Here I Am,” a power ballad that showcases her bluesy influences and vocal power and control. Each track is meticulously crafted, with “Walking On Fire” highlighting Paris’ ability to blend power pop sensibilities with rock energy, and “Song For The Broken Hearted” injecting a dose of punk vigor into the album’s veins.
“Searching For A Hero” and “Like I Never Loved You” demonstrate Paris’ versatility, moving from ’80s-inspired rock tunes to synth-driven pop rock, all while maintaining a cohesive sound that is distinctly her own. “Stand” is a powerful anthem of self-assertion, encapsulating Paris’ message of empowerment and resilience.
As New Sensation unfolds, it becomes clear that Paris is not just paying homage to the past; she is actively shaping the future of her music. Her songwriting is personal and universal, touching on love, empowerment, and self-discovery themes. Each song is a narrative thread in the album’s tapestry, woven with the common threads of Paris’ vocal intensity and the band’s musical power.
New Sensation is a vibrant and compelling debut from Cassidy Paris, marking her as a noteworthy addition to the rock genre. With its blend of hard-hitting rock anthems, emotional ballads, and infectious pop-rock tracks, the album showcases Paris’ talents as a vocalist and songwriter. As she continues to evolve and refine her artistic identity, there’s no doubt that Paris will be a name to watch in the years to come. Hard rock may have found its new sensation, indeed.