I’m sure you all know Allison Iraheta who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol when she was only 16. She hails from LA.
I thought she was a great contestant and a wonderful singer, also thought that season eight was messed up. The final should have been between Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert.
Enough reminiscing, Allison now fronts a great group – Halo Circus.
The band consists of Iraheta (vocals), Matthew Hager (bass, keyboards), David Immerman (guitars) and Valerie Franco (drums).
And they lay down a great groove.
OK, let’s get to the music.
A throbbing drumbeat and a deep dark delicious vocal, what’s not to love about this song. And then it gets louder and stronger. Allison we knew you were good, but this good? Wow what a voice. And what a version.
Do You Believe In Shame?
Music video by Halo Circus performing Do You Believe In Shame.
(Taylor, Rhodes, LeBon) Skin Divers (PRS) administered by Songs of SMP (ASCAP)
Directed by Mazik Self / Produced by RAPP
Originally released on InGrooves/Universal on the tribute album “Making Patterns Rhyme – A Tribute To Duran Duran”
Allison here in full-throated vocal style, wandering through the streets of LA. A powerful song about desire, and we all know about desire.
Loving this song.
Desire (Lo Que Vale La Pena)
Shot guerilla-style on the streets of Los Angeles, music video icon Nick Egan (Duran Duran, The Clash, INXS, Oasis) reveals a stunning and colorful presentation of “Desire (Lo Que Vale La Pena)”. Translated from Spanish, the song title means “what it all comes down to is desire” and “Desire” reflects strongly on Allison’s Salvadoran background (the song features a sample of Oscar Romero) and growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Egan latches on to the intention of the song and surrounds Allison in a world of incredible art. Using the historic murals in Rowena Gardens and Boyle Heights and the street art of downtown L.A. as the backdrop.
Please don’t go Allison, we want more music. A terrific track and the guys are laying down a very tight backing. Another great track from this amazing group.
Finally today a “promotional” video for a T-shirt company. Huh!
Go figure, here’s Allison with the guys doing another great performance. This young gal certainly can sang.
Out Of Love