Keith devotes most of the album to a mature pop sound, starting with the jazzy, relaxed title tune. “Beautiful Distraction” is an amazing example of Keith’s vocal prowess; she sings to a lover in a tone that slips effortlessly from silk to smoke, perfectly evoking the lust and love generated in a passionate relationship.
The rest of the album is about loss and love too, and Keith looks specifically at both sides of that coin with back-to-back cuts “The Angry Song” and the exceptionally peppy “Happy Girl.” Towards the middle of the album Keith changes her inflection from pop to country for a minute and shows that she can hold her own with the Faith Hills of the world with the twangy “Make You Mine.”
This Orange County-based talent has been racking up the accolades and with one listen of Beautiful Distraction it’s easy to hear why.
Beautiful Distraction is currently available.