kind words about michaela anne and bright lights and the fame

"Lovelorn resignation is true to the spirit of this album, a healthy dose of the new oldfangled country and Michaela Anne’s self-confident first statement since moving from Brooklyn to Nashville two years ago. A former military brat with a sweet, steady voice and a songwriter’s alert emotional intelligence, she’s a formalist but not inflexible — unbroken even when her songs run bleak or bittersweet, which is most of the time."

- The New York Times

"A collection of honky-tonkers and poignant ballads, the record evokes the country-rock sound of the Eagles and the emotional vocals of Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris."

 - Rolling Stone Country

“'Luisa' is an energetic highway rambler about hitchhiking to Sacramento. Bolstered by aggressive honky-tonk guitar, rich pedal steel, and a casually commanding lead vocal, it bodes well for Michaela’s upcoming Bright Lights And The Fame.” 

- Stereogum

"On her latest album, Bright Lights And The Fame, Michaela Anne works through weepers and hits the honky-tonks as every great country singer should. Song after song, her confidence and conviction shine through without casting a shadow on her craft. Rodney Crowell even makes a cameo appearance on "Luisa," further solidifying her dirt-road cred."

- NPR

"Enter Michaela Anne, who has come out of nowhere as our saving grace, our angel, the person who will help usher us into a new age with her latest album Bright Lights and Fame." 

- Noisey by Vice

"Michaela and Bright Lights ultimately display a lot of depth and diversity, with the melodies becoming more enriching with each listen, and her voice displaying incredible strength and emotion in moments, especially when she holds out notes in the higher register. Michaela Anne is more than just a pretty-faced firecracker in some vintage-inspired duds. There’s some really developed songwriting, structure, and themes here, while not forgetting to have a good time."

- Saving Country Music