A Thousand Different Ways

Studio Album by released in 2006

A Thousand Different Ways review

An American Idol Becoming an American Icon

Clay Aiken’s new album, A Thousand Different Ways, features the covers of some of the most famous love songs of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, including four original tracks. The record is a follow-up of the immensely successful album Measure of a Man, of 2004. The name of the record, A Thousand Different Ways, adds to its romantic atmosphere, hinting at a thousand different ways to show your love. In creating the album, Clay Aiken was helped by an extraordinary musician, songwriter and producer David Foster, who helped the artist to choose the perfect songs for him. Being an American Idol runner-up, Clay Aiken is now continuing to grow professionally, becoming a real American icon, with a number of his fans swelling day after day. The performer seems to understand what an audience expects, delivering songs, made popular by such well-known musicians as Elton John, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams in his own smooth and passionate manner. Clay makes each song sound unique and exceptional, again demonstrating his exquisite style and undeniable talent.

Innovative and Refreshing Sound

Though an album primarily consists of the covers of the original versions, Clay Aiken makes them sound innovative and refreshing. The new track Lonely No More is a wonderfully melancholy composition with some piano sound and graceful lyrics, and with a really sweet conclusion. Without You with its soft, tender notes, brings forward Clay’s amazing voice, its incredible range and unique style. One of the highlights of the album is the song A Thousand Days, which sounds superb in Clay’s performance, acquiring a new and fresh sound. A really uplifting is the track When I See Your Smile, which is also the cover of the original version; with an orchestra music accompaniment and rich bass sound, Clay’s voice confesses a wide range of emotions. Another really emotional track is the famous Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, which sounds heart-breaking due to Clay Aiken’s light and wistful vocals, accompanied by the Spanish guitar at the background. All the compositions on the new album present an amazing work, the singer making them sound impressively sublime, deep and subtle.

A Perfect Record For a Special Occasion

Originally Clay Aiken has planned to release an album of his own creations, however, he decided to go with the covers, doing a great job with his voice perfect for rendition of these amazing hits. The singer says that these songs are the ones he has been growing up with; he has loved them then and he still loves them today. The four original songs that appear on the album do not disappoint either, doing credit to the Clay’s co-writing skills. The orchestration of the record is done in a really beautiful way, with incredible piano solos. What impresses most of the album is that it does not get annoying after listening to it several times. Though the majority of songs is familiar and may be called the classics of the romantic music, they still amaze and stir feelings, arousing deep emotions. It is difficult to choose one best song from the whole album, it being a true collection of the best creations about love, performed by a person who has the impressive and inimitable voice. No matter what your preferences in music are, this is a perfect record for a special occasion.