Naama Kates’ ‘King For The Day’ Makes Her Queen For The Year. – Music Review

Much like Naama Kates’ debut album, “The Unexamined Life,” the singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “King For The Day,” is a record that will grow on you the more and more you listen to it. The actress turned musician is one of the best kept secrets that music has to offer.

“King For The Day” continues where Kates left off on “The Unexamined Life.” Although she took a different approach by going independent this time around and using all of her own and her fans’ resources to make this album, the result is the same – it’s one of the must-have albums of the year, regardless of what type of music you listen to.

Fans can get a true sense on Kates’ style, as well as how good the album really is, on songs like “Snow,” “Circles,” and “Happy Homes.” The lyrics, tempo and chord progressions make for a brilliant effort.

Unfortunately, the music industry is suffering from an identity crisis with top acts including pop tarts and creative lip-syncing acts that prevent true artists like Kates to break through the mainstream landscape.

That’s not to say that Kates won’t go down as an influential artist; she will. It’s just going to be a little bit harder. Lucky for Kates, and fans, her music transcends through genre and time. “King For The Day” drops March 13, 2013.

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Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Follow him on Twitter at @zoiks_online. Email Jason at
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