Portuguese songstress Liliana Ferreira is keeping traditional pop alive. A distinctly talented vocalist, Ferreira’s most recent single “Changing faces” displays her impressive, expressive voice and a well-oriented sense of lyricism. Working with British music industry veteran Raymond Fry and Swedish producer Andreas Jansson, Ferreira has crafted a pleasant, emotional ballad worthy of its expansive ambitions.
The instrumentation is lush, with piano, strings, and echoing percussion, recalling the pop ballad mega-hits of the 1980s and 1990s, yet Ferreira’s vocal delivery and sense of melody are definitively modern. Her voice itself is, as I said above, extraordinary. With many years of experience performing as a vocalist in cover acts around Europe – including a Pink Floyd tribute band – she sounds as comfortable singing softly as loudly and hits low notes as easily as she does high ones.
Ferreira has already received accolades for “Changing Faces,” earning a top ten finalist spot in the World Songwriting Awards competition in the pop category. Her resumé is replete with similar accomplishments on previous songs such as “Love Paradise” and “Loving the Light.” In “Changing Faces” and her earlier releases, she’s built a solid foundation to become, if not a household name, at least a staple of the international adult contemporary genre.
“Changing Faces” would find itself at home alongside the aforementioned 1980s and 1990s pop ballads, as well as more recent work by the likes of Adele and her ilk. Although younger listeners might not be attuned to the stylings of “Changing Faces” specifically, Ferreira’s vocal talents show that she has all the makings of a pop heavyweight, and I would love to hear her lend her voice to a song or two with more of a contemporary feel. She certainly has the chops, and the background, to succeed in whatever direction she goes in.
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