Britney, Christina, Demi, Miley, Selena… every single one of them is a bonafide pop-princess that got their big break with Disney and have gone on to have bigger and brighter things. So there’s a lot of pressure riding on the latest Disney graduate and pop-princess-in-the-making, Bridgit Mendler, star of ‘Lemonade Mouth’ and ‘Good Luck Charlie’.
We don’t think she’s got much to worry about though. For a start, she’s already got the MP! seal of approval. We’re meeting her tomorrow for an exciting interview too. Then of course, there’s her debut album ‘Hello, My Name Is…’ which comes out in the UK on March 18th.
It’s typical pop-princess fare, by which of course we mean it’s amazing. A solid, sweet debut with plenty of nice mid-tempo tunes running through it. There isn’t a duff-track on the album and there’s enough versatility for everyone to find something they love. ‘Top of the World’ and ‘City Lights’ are nice and catchy while ‘Hurricane’ (which sounds very Cher Lloyd with its pop-rap) and ‘Blonde’ pack a tiny but mighty punch. ‘All I See Is Gold’ is a real highlight, a slower, slightly darker song where Bridgit gets to really show off her vocal ability. Then of course there’s the awesome lead single ‘Ready or Not’ which you won’t be able to get out of your head until June 2014. That catchy.
The whole album sounds like an early Demi Lovato record, full of guitars and lyrics sassier than a Real Housewife after three margaritas – weirdly though, it’s Bridgit’s Selena Gomez-esque vocals that sell just as well. The album’s the equivalent of an ice cream sundae – it’s sweet, it’s innocent and on the right summer’s day, it will really hit the spot.