Princess Revolution!Fall 2012 Music
Sure, Melissa Levis, aka Moey, celebrates sparkly "princess power" in her girl-centric new release Princess Revolution, but don't expect a celebration of helpless stereotypes or the fostering of pint-size attitudes of entitlement. "Power" is the key word here. In Moey's deftly crafted, tuneful songs, little princesses come in all shapes and sizes. If they need saving, they rescue themselves. A monster in the closet at bedtime? No problem-just say "Go Away Monster!" and send him on his way with an imaginary karate chop. Sleeping Beauty and Snow White don't need to while away the hours in boring slumber waiting for their respective princes. Just "Give Yourself a Kiss," they're told (and the Frog Prince learns the same lesson). Moey, a polished performer, tucks empowerment messages into each track and they include her takes on "The Ugly Duckling," "The Frog Prince" and "The Little Mermaid." The anthem-like "This is My Voice" ("you have a voice, let it shine") sums up Moey's healthy definition of "princess power": strength, generosity and independence.