The original, titular track is at once penetrating and ephemeral, while her innovative take on the Dolly Parton classic "I Will Always Love You" takes a familiar song into completely fresh territory. There's a gossamer quality throughout "Picture of a Man," but one that's anchored by deeply felt vocals and highly trained expertise. Need proof of that? Check out how she handles "Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2," one of the most beautiful and complex piano classics around.
And if this album is any indication, Our Lady J, easily dismissed as a flash in the pan, has the skills, talent, and determination to become a classic herself.