â€˜Come Hereâ€™ is the debut album from Cass Fox. This singer/songwriter makes an admirable attempt to blend a plethora of styles but unfortunately it doesnâ€™t quite cut the mustard.
Opening track â€˜Out Of My Reachâ€™ has some good strands of soul weaved into it which works well to give it a commercial taste and if Foxâ€™s voice was strong enough to match the music its set to this one would be a hit. The same can be said for â€˜Million Dollarsâ€™, but things pick up with â€˜Save Meâ€™- a fuller if sadder sound is achieved through a very simple beat overlayed with vocals providing the melody.
Foxâ€™s style then changes with â€˜Daddy Dearâ€™ a modern slant on the traditional Irish song- itâ€™s different but doesnâ€™t quite work musically. Hats off to Ms Fox for trying, but juxtaposing a very traditional type of music with something modern is something that very rarely works. The title track is to put it plainly, average and with another change in sound it all becomes a little too confusing for the ears. The song that marks this change is â€˜Strangersâ€™- very Massive Attack, before a flip back to â€˜Out Of My Reachâ€™ sound in â€˜Live A Littleâ€™. And â€˜Touch Meâ€™ is surprisingly boring for a number one hit.
The constant shift from one style to another doesnâ€™t sit well and makes the album too disjointed. Despite a few sparks of talent in â€˜Come Hereâ€™ there are just too many bland spots which dull it all down.