The Bottom Line
- Intimate sound, like listening in on someone's private thoughts
- Powerful music video accompanying the song
- The hint at hope for the future
- Lohan's voice is a bit thin and swallowed by the musical arrangement
- Stark piano-based ballad arrangement
- Intimate, dramatic vocals
- Anguished lyrics looking for hope
Guide Review - Lindsay Lohan - Confessions Of a Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)
First, Kelly Clarkson laid bare her emotions as a teenager dealing with growing up in a broken home in her hit "Because Of You." Now Lindsay Lohan lays out the wrenching, frayed emotions resulting from dealing with the much publicized personal difficulties of her father. The recording is dramatic and effective. Lohan's vocals are at times strained, but they still fit the subject matter of the song.
"Confessions Of a Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)" is accompanied by a music video directed by Lindsay Lohan. It is a moving visual counterpart to the song and depicts the family strife as well as the awareness that much is being acted out in public. In the video, everything takes place in rooms that are actually store windows with countless passersby seeing all that takes place.
Lindsay Lohan has brought intimacy to her pop music in a way rarely duplicated by other teen pop artists. Just like the freckles that are depicted so prominently in the cover art to this single, her emtional pain is uncovered and on display in an attempt at public catharsis. Many fans are bound to identify and value Lohan's efforts as part of their own process of dealing with difficult family situations.