SoundBytes: The Gentle, Yet Gritty Truth of Paula Standing

Paul’s lyrics have been described as “gritty tales of truth”, but her gentle voice and smooth songwriting make the tales easy to hear and understand. The reality isn’t always perfect and the message isn’t always upbeat, but Paula Standing understands how to be a storyteller that can blend strong stories with a caring and careful style of telling them. On her latest album, The More I Give, she tells her stories and the stories of her family with a beautiful voice and beautifully constructed songs.

The lead single is also title “The More I Give” and its simple music video (below) presents the song a stripped down and real as Paula’s music itself. After taking in the video as an introduction to her blend of pop, folk, and country, you can check out more at

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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