Kina Cosper, formerly of R&B group Brownstone, released her debut solo album this summer. Cosper's self-titled album is a creative infusion of rock, blues, soul and pop. Hard-edge tracks such as her single, "Girl from the Gutter," radiate with angry passion, while slower ballads "Give and Take" and "Still Here" showcase Cosper's considerable artistic ability.
The only unfortunate aspect of this recording is the lyrics. While fans will proclaim them genuine, in truth the lyrics are unimaginative. This flaw is easily overshadowed by the superior quality of other aspects of Cosper's album. Her style is original and her voice smooth, no matter what she is saying.