Corneille Music Review

I was honored to be given the opportunity to listen to and review the new CD by Corneille, “The Birth of Cornelius” (Motown Records). New York Times named him as one of the “hottest new stars” for 2009. After listening to his CD, I can see why. Corneille cites Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and original Motown Music as his influences.

Those influences are prominently on each track of his CD, with some tracks even having the ‘tropical feel’ that I enjoy so much. His sound is very mellow and relaxing – accompaniment for a candle lit bubble bath and glass of wine!

In Corneille’s own words:

“Music has been the place where I could go to hide and forget about the world. I couldn’t make sense of a majority of the things that happened to me, so I used music as a shield. But over time, music has become a vehicle to channel out everything that I’ve been keeping from myself for all these years. And the new album is definitely the most honest, real assessment of everything that’s happened in my life, because I’m not trying to hide as much.”—Corneille

The release of The Birth of Cornelius doesn’t just mark the arrival of a major new artist on Motown Records. The album chronicles the latest chapter for a musician who has already had a remarkable career—and an extraordinary life. Though virtually unknown to an American audience, Corneille sells out arenas in other parts of the world. His albums have reached monumental, Diamond-selling status in . And those accomplishments follow struggles and challenges in his personal that are truly beyond comprehension.

Feel free to read the full Corneille Interview here – it’s very enlightening and poignant, and gives you an idea where his soulful music truly comes from.

The songs on this album are:

  1. Back to Life
  2. All of My
  3. Liberation
  4. A Man of This World
  5. Murder
  6. Foolish
  7. Too Much of Everything
  8. Home is By You
  9. I’ll Never Call You Home Again
  10. Sweet Dependency
  11. Heaven
The album was released by Universal Motown and available in stores March 10th, and is available for purchase or download via and iTunes. Treat yourself to some – you’ll be glad you did.

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.

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  1. I listened to some of this the other day and it’s so smooth and feel-good. I really enjoyed it!

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