If you search for a photo of Amy LaVere you will see a petite woman with an upright bass towering over her. But don’t let her small stature fool you. This Americana singer’s new album, Stranger Me, is filled with power and attitude. LaVere’s soft vocals are contrasted by her lyrics of being frustrated with love.

“Damn Love Song” starts the album off with a twisted and alluring tone. The lyrics of the song are pushing an angry love song back to a lover who has been waiting for one.

The Louisiana-born singer gives you blues, country and rock all in “Red Banks.” “You Can’t Keep Me” is a pop song with guitar strums that gives a Beach Boys vibe.

LaVere’s seductive voice keeps your attention throughout the album.

Grade: B+

Stranger Me is currently available.