The Washington Blade (July 7, 2000)—The new CD by
In the song, "This Girl," Xavier tells the coming out story of
"The Woman In You" expresses the balance of feminity in all
The album as a whole takes on many subjects and is strongly connected to the singer's personal life. Xavier takes us through pain, fights, pride, vanity, and joy. As a whole, the CD is a personal journey that some may follow from beginning to end, while others will find specific songs or verses with which they can identify.
The provocative lyrics tackle diverse subject matter. Xavier uses a wide variety of instruments, including piano, assorted acoustics, and a synthesizer. The beat is lively and will easily get inside your head. The vocals are probably an acquired taste—some listeners will enjoy them and some won't. But Xavier's uninhibited voice adds to the message and if you really listen, the true quality of the songs shines through.