"Giovanna can cast her own spell on songs, and that’s the first thing worth noticing about this entire album of smoldering covers she brings her own brand of beauty to. These aren’t just run of the mill versions, they’re handled with care, never slipping for one second from beginning to end. In-fact, you won’t want it to end, it’s a marvelous album."
-Mindy McCall, No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music
Every once in a while at Zeda Royal, we stumble upon an album that is so pleasantly surprising that we have a mini happiness freak out that would probably scare the best of people. Most recently, Giovanna McDanels "Lumiere Lullabies" is that album.
When she was a little girl, Giovanna created a mixed tape to help her fall asleep at night that contained her favorite lullabies from films and other classics. She always wanted to cover the songs and she finally did with her two friends Mark Kassenbrock and Giovanni Mera. She wanted to give this same opportunity for children to enjoy this collection of songs she loved so much growing up.
Now, while we are aware it is intended for children, you must know that you're going to love this album, too, adult human reading this. Giovannas voice is so soothing, relaxing and beautiful you may begin using this album to lull you to sleep at night or just take a much needed break in your day. The songs covered deliver the peaceful nostalgia from childhood that we so often miss in our busy lives. We give this album 5 stars and two thumbs up and we think you will too, so be sure to preview or purchase below after learning a bit more about the incredible Giovanna McDanel!