RAVES FROM INDEPENDENT CLAUSES
"In songs like the album’s opener “Highway 29,” Holmsten’s voice sounds sweet, subtle and even a soulful rasp. In tracks like “Badlands,” Holmsten’s voice echos more of a jazzy, blue-eyed soul feel akin to Adele and the late Amy Winehouse. And finally, her voice transforms once more in “Born To Run” and “Soul Driver,” where she draws out her words, sounding eerily similar to Lorde. Holmsten has this uncanny ability to adapt her voice to the vibe of her Springsteen adaptations." http://independentclauses.com/moa-holmsten-redeeming-bruce/
NJ ARTS REVIEWS BA&BR
"...her versions are different enough from the originals to make you hear the lyrics in new ways, yet you never feel she’s indulging in weirdness for its own sake." http://www.njarts.net/pop-rock/swedish-singer-moa-holmsten-puts-own-stamp-on-springsteen-songs/
THE JOY OF VIOLENT MOVEMENT RAVES ABOUT "TOUGHER THAN THE REST"
The first single turns “Tougher Than the Rest” into a sparse, atmospheric electro pop-leaning song while retaining the pride, resoluteness, vulnerability and longing of the original; however, Holmsten’s cover possesses a subtle yet ancient ache that makes the song feel like an urgent and plaintive plea to a potential lover." https://joyofviolentmovement.com/2015/08/25/new-audio-moa-holmstens-haunting-and-affecting-cover-of-bruce-springsteens-tougher-than-the-rest/