The beautiful guitarist released her debut album Believe at the end of October. I was stunned to learn she could sing almost as good as she plays guitar. Her singing voice is definitely commercial pop but when she starts wailing on solos, you can immediately tell her influences draw from 80s guitar icons. I quite like almost all the songs on Believe and I think you will too. The last time I checked, Believe was on sale in the Amazon download store, so if you've got some extra cash, you might preview the disc. I think I'd like to interview Orianthi so I'm going to get to work on that.
Watch these clips. Here's the official video for "According to You." Note the posters on the wall and the wailing solo at the two-minute mark.
And here's a clip of Carlos Santana talking about Orianthi's awesomeness plus her shredding:
And the now famous clip with MJ: