Meredith O'Connor's debut, "I Am Meredith O'Connor" (Metamorphosis), shows how good things can come from bad situations.
The singer-songwriter from Cold Spring Harbor has taken her experiences of being bullied in middle school and turned them into uplifting anthems that can help kids in similar situations better weather the storm.
On the jangly "The Game," O'Connor outlines the problems of school bullying while adopting the "it gets better" philosophy, singing, "Nobody wants to stand up for a loser till they saw how strong a loser became."
It's a nice sentiment, like much of "I Am Meredith O'Connor," and shows that pure pop dreaming like this will always find an audience. In O'Connor's case, her audience may find much more than just music in her songs.
Glenn Gamboa, Newsday Oct 30, 2015