Review of Meaghan Smith – Have A Heart (Warner Music Canada)

Meaghan SmithAfter the success that greeted Halifax’s Meaghan Smith with her whimsically adventurous debut record, you couldn’t blame her for wanting to play it safe. But instead of simply rehashing old ideas, Meaghan takes a sharp left turn on Have A Heart, delivering an unabashed, fun pop record. A unique mix of upbeat songs alongside more romantic interludes, there are many inspired moments to be found here including Friends Like You, Get You Back, the title track and the moonlight stroll-worthy Moon Makes A Fool. Confident, earnest and honest, Meaghan Smith strikes all the right chords with her new record.