By Daniela E. Castro
Jem, the Welsh singer-songwriter whose name is synonymous with the hit show “The O.C.,” releases her second solo album, Down to Earth
. Do not expect this to be amazing (despite her favorite adjective to describe her tracks “Amazing Life” and “It’s Amazing”), as this album falls a bit short, packing a few hits worthy of “They” or her Paul McCartney cover of “Maybe I’m Amazed.”
Jem’s dance-y “Aciiid!” gets your heart pumping for about a 4.0 treadmill walk, and that’s about it. Jem sticks with her formula for a moderately successful record by maintaining her well-recognized palate of electronic, eclectic sampled effects.
Down to Earth is currently available.