This is one terrific album. So very easy to listen to. The many different musical styles and beats make it interesting and invite one to play it often. Excellent life lessons in the lyrics also. Count on Clay to keep an album "family friendly".
This CD really gives you a great impression of how well Clay Aiken can sing. It also gives a message that others can relate to. The vocals are supreme and the arrangements are fabulous. This is the kind of music that should he heralded, promoted, and awarded. Thanks Clay Aiken for giving us this gift of your music!
On My Way Here is an eclectic mix of rock/pop, ballad, and bluesy material--all with a positive message of finding hope in the midst of tough times. Great lyrics, beat (on some of the tracks), and vocals. You can almost "feel" the message. I highly recommend it for pre-teens on up.
There is a something for all family members on this CD--a little rockin' blues, falling in love, learning from life's lessons, recovering from heartbreak, and the journey of letting people know the "real" person inside of each of us. In an interview Clay stated that The Real Me is about God to him, but it can certainly relate to friends/family/a love as well. His best effor to date--not racy, but not cheesy either. Enjoy!
LISTEN!! Each time I hear this CD, the words take on a new meaning
Clay Aiken has always taken his role as a celebrity very seriously and wants families to be able to listen to his music. ON MY WAY HERE is contemporary with class, just like Mr. Aiken. There is a little bit of everything for everybody on the CD. Buy it, listen to the words and enjoy!
I love this CD. It is a CD about life...about life's struggles...about our abilities to overcome those struggles and learning from them. Clay's voice is perfection and the arrangements are varied and not overdone. The songs were appropriately selected to go with the theme of the CD and this journey through life that we are all on. It's about believing in yourself, believing in love, believing in God. It has ballads that touch your heart, some "bluezy" type songs, some uptempo edgy songs that we haven't previously heard on a Clay Aiken CD. Words and music are appropriate for all ages.
I found this CD very moving. The lyrics spoke to me. It is a journey we all take as life progresses. I love the different feels from quiet to upbeat. Keeps your interest.
Not to mention, Mr. Aiken has an outstanding voice and seems to be able to put the right emotion with each lyric. The icing on the cake is I can understand each and every word he is saying. Can't say that about a lot of the music being put out these days.
This purchase was worth every penny. It is rare that I buy a CD where I like all the songs - this is the exception!