- Bryon Harris
Abigail Fierce - 'Girl In The Mirror'
Review by Aaron Cloutier & Staff
Delicately played acoustic guitar lines matched with the angelic vocals of singer/songwriter Abigail Fierce immediately set the tone for “Girl In the Mirror”. A somber and reflective ballad that addresses the struggle with negative self-image and losing one’s sense of identity amidst societal pressures. Abigail's melodies are consistent throughout the song but never get boring. Rather, they draw the listener in to focus more on the very heavy lyrical content of the song’s subject matter conveyed in lines like “So I stand there with that same stupid smile on my face Make everybody think that I’m okay.” and “Who is that girl in the mirror? I don’t recognize her anymore Where is the one who liked to laugh and the one who liked to sing The one who’s bright eyes weren’t so damn weary?”
Abigail’s voice is emotive and authentic. I was feeling the emotion from the start. The honesty in her performance in conjuncture with the content of the song had me truly relating to the song's message. The subject of negative self image and conforming to societal norms is something that I think most of us wrestle with in America. More than we care to admit if we’re being honest so Abigail's song is honorable for shining a light on this issue.
The instrumentation throughout is minimal yet quite effective. Single electric guitar lines and lone kick drum weave around each other to create supportive textures around the vocals. Finally, sweet vocal harmonies are brought into the fold bringing a distinct impact to the chorus.
Also worth noting is the fact that Abigail handled all the instruments and production of the song. It’s really inspiring to see an artist with a vision as clear as this and the ability to handle all the writing and instrumentation duties on her own. The song and sound reflects an authentic expression of an artist fully realized in her intention.
Those who take the time to sit and listen will find it very difficult not to be affected by the emotional depth of “Girl in the Mirror.” Abigail Fierce is an exceptionally gifted artist who keeps it raw and real.
About Abigail Fierce
Abigail Fierce is a 19 year-old singer-songwriter/actress living in LA. She loves to write songs alone at 4am. She can be seen as Wendy on the new Hulu series "Love, Victor", Netflix's "American Vandal" and Hannah Stocking's "The Set Up."
You can follow her on Instagram and on Twitter@abfierce.
For more information on Abigail, please visit her website.