White Turns Blue (2004) Maria Mena, an 18-year-old half-Norwegian singer-songwriter, represents the umpteenth coming of Alanis Morissette and possesses, by far, the uncanniest vocal similarities to the Canadian song-bird.… 2004-07-13 Maria Mena
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White Turns Blue (2004)

Maria Mena | 'BLUE'S CLUES Mena may remind you of Morissette
'BLUE'S CLUES Mena may remind you of Morissette

Details Release Date: Jul 13, 2004; Lead Performance: Maria Mena

Maria Mena, an 18-year-old half-Norwegian singer-songwriter, represents the umpteenth coming of Alanis Morissette and possesses, by far, the uncanniest vocal similarities to the Canadian song-bird. More impressively, Mena nails the quality most responsible for her elder's initial success: She's got hooks on White Turns Blue you could hum for days. From the orchestral power-pop of ''Just a Little Bit'' to the confessional thunder of ''Take You With Me,'' Mena delivers galvanizing melodies, keeping the clunky wordplay Morissette is so fond of to a minimum.

Originally posted Jun 25, 2004 Published in issue #771-772 Jun 25, 2004 Order article reprints