Songwriting guru/author/teacher John Braheny states:
"A very strong song. Vivid visual imagery.
Uplifting, positive and inspirational. It stops just this side of being
preachy. Tough to do that and you pulled it off with a great chorus.
Musically powerful - great dynamics - very effective structure
good pre-chorus - goes from intimate and descriptive
to full emotional peak on the chorus."
Pat and Pete Luboff, authors of 88 Songwriting Wrongs
and How to Right Them exclaim:
"This is an amazing song. We absolutely love it.
Everything about it is great. The message is huge.
Great production, vocal, unique, full of imagery, perfectly
centered on the title. Wow! Great musicianship.
This is a song the world needs!"
"As briefly as we can: Wow!
This song is so good, in fact, that we've had to allow
for the first-ever "draw" on our show!
This is a killer pop-rock track and if there was any justice in this world,
it would be earning this artist tons of money even as we speak.
It's got `hit' written all over it.
Surely, many labels out there are looking for something exactly like this.
Very well done indeed."
Norine Braun of Braun & Brains Music:
"WOW! WOW! `Let it Burn'
is an absolute killer.
Excellent hooks, great imagery, your voice is
stunning and you are queen of dynamics and build!
The concept is universal,
wonderful production, you got it all!
I am sure it will burn up on the charts! Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing it with me.
From a TAXI.com Screener:
"Shawn, this song is a shining example of song craftsmanship.
It has a cohesive metaphor, imagery and rock solid structure.
Your production style and vocal delivery is huge. This presentation is very solid
so I will forward it. I wish you luck."
From Jody Whitesides, Singleoftheday.com:
"I came across Shawn recently and was like damn this is a pretty
darn cool song. So I contacted her about bloggin' about the song
here. She was cool about it. So here it goes…
I can kinda liken my situation to the story in Shawn’s song.
I’m working on stepping away from all that has been weighing
me down mentally. See lots of stuff moving forward. Putting some
junk in the past and moving on. That’s the whole concept behind
today’s song. I like this song on so many levels.
One thing is that Shawn’s vocal isn’t typical of most female
vocalists. She’s got a unique quality to her voice that feels
familiar but different at the same time. I can’t think of
another female vocalist to compare her to, yet I like it.
That’s a great quality to have in my mind (maybe you the
reader, listener has someone you can compare
it to - let me know).
The production is clean and precise without being distracting.
As you listen to the song several times you’ll start hearing
little dabs of sound from different instruments here and
there. There’s a few riffs in there that are pretty standard
fair and probably in my mind would have been better left off,
but hey it’s not my song and despite those little cliché
bits they still work. They wouldn’t be cliché if they didn't
work. That’s the great thing about it. It’s the additional dabs
of painted sound in there that really pique my interest and
keep me listening toit over and over.
If you haven’t heard of Shawn Vougeot before, you
might want to keep it in mind.I think she’s got a good
start to success happening. Ooh… I just thought of someone
she could be similar to and I bet she’ll feel it's an
insult - Kelly Clarkson.
(Insert: No, Vougeot loves Kelly's sultry voice, so that is not
an insult. Thanks, Jody!)
Kelly has also stepped forward away from her past too,
a living example of Shawn’s song. BTW, Vougeot is
pronounced Voo-ZHOH. Buy her CD now!
You won’t be disappointed.
How can you with songs like this?"