Out of all of the contestants to come from off of The Voice, one wouldn’t discredit themselves to say that original Team Usher champion Michelle Chamuel has been, by far, the hardest working. After releasing her first post-Voice album under The Reverb Junkie moniker in the form of ‘All I Want’ , she released and performed the first single under her own name, “Go Down Singing” , on last season’s Voice and followed that up with a collaborative EP between herself and producer Arjun Singh entitled ‘The Drift’ . Having chronicled her adventures through the music world thus far, it only seemed fitting of me to also review her absolute latest in the current moment: “Made For Me”, which just had its accompanying lyric video released a few days back.
In terms of sheer musical talent, what is there to say about “Made For Me” that hasn’t been said before? Time and time again, Chamuel has made it a point to show that she is, in and of herself, a single human container absolutely filled to the brim with artistic ability that could only be related to a musical steamroller in terms of how much of a force she was to be reckoned with. Well, fair reader, while that may be true, it is also arguable that “Made For Me” comes across as her most easily relatable piece yet, tackling a tried and true subject matter in terms of love and taking it on in a way that is delicate and sweet. The story she weaves builds up in the level of inspiration it maintains to carry on with one’s dreams for love as the song progresses, beginning as frail (” At the time you were to me, just a story, just a dream / I was far away from you”) and transforming into something beautifully hopeful during the chorus (“I’ve seen your face in so many different places / I feel like it’s fated, that you were made for me”).
Fans– or should I say Frans –of Michelle will feel right at home listening to the piece, and as always, she is destined to pick up even more excited listeners as she releases new material left and right, and deservedly so. It’s unofficially trademarked the Chamuel Effect. If you’re into a good love song, you’d do yourself a favor to check out “Made For Me” immediately. If you like what you hear, you can purchase it on Bandcamp for literally any price you so desire. If you’re up for it, also make sure to follow me onTwitter for all of the latest reviews, interviews, and more!