Monica Ortiz – “On My Side”

Monica Ortiz is singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. Her latest 9 track album “Journey Home”, features outstanding collaborations from Matthew Odmark (Jars of Clay), Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay), The McCrary Sisters and Matthew Koziol. It’s wonderful. It’s emotional, beautiful, relatable, and lovely. It is everything you expect after perusing pensive cover artwork.

The songs she writes (or co-writes) seem sincere and it is as if she is sharing a bit of her true heart with everyone who is listening to her music. Furthermore Monica sings with purpose, emotion, and with just the right amount of restraint. This is how artists express themselves with skill, ability and sincerity, and without the necessity to be over showy. She is a gorgeous woman who is mature and knows who she is and where she is going. She is herself at all times, keeping her songs are timeless and smart.

Not only that, but the musical arrangements are perfect at conveying the mood she is setting for every song. The more upbeat tracks, smartly scattered through “Journey Home”, keep the album moving with much-needed vitality, never letting the watery piano and melodramatic strings of the emotional ballads ensnare you in their alluring quagmire eternally.

Monica Ortiz is on radio rotation with the track – “On My Side”


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