"Can you say "Blue-eyed soul"? Here's a young lady who's already been favorably compared with Alicia Keys, so let this serve as a confirmation of that complimentary connection. Her voice is clear and powerful. She's really still just a youngster, and what a talented one."
"You know you're going places when the likes of Curtis Salgado, Tower of Power and Chris Isaak ask you to open for them on tour. Vocally she's a real stunner, and her songwriting prowess has increased with each subsequent release."
"I was surprised that it was an indie release because it seemed very polished, very produced. This would be a fun record to learn and sing along with in the car with the windows rolled down this summer."
"It's her musicality and talent that will propel her to stardom in the not-so-distant future. Arlyn is diverse in her vocal range, as well as the styles of music she floats seemlessly between. While her pure pop tunes are what will make her famous, it's her jazzy and R&B tunes that will make her stand out from the crowd."
"Debra Arlyn is one of Portland's finest young pop singers."
"Her songs are well-crafted, the production of each impeccable, and she's good enough that either she will find a mass audience in the modern R&B realm, or her songs will get covered by major stars. Or, likely, both."
"Debra Arlyn is already a star to those who know who she is. And we're not talking about the supportive but misguided relatives who are devastated when their starry-eyed youngsters don't make the cut on "American Idol", we're talking about the people Arlyn has won over in small batches when she took to the road in earnest as a full-time independent artist."
"Debra Arlyn is quickly becoming a known and sought after commodity in the music world. Her seemingly tireless effort in making music connects with those who cross her path by offering a 'happiness and heartache' reality check within loving and hurting those we love. Arlyn's pain and passion through song is evident, and will challenge you to reflect, react and respond within the happiness and heart ache in your own life. "
"Arlyn has the pipes and point-of-view of a mature songwriter. This young artist is working at a high level and is ripe for major label interest."
"Singer/songwriter/keyboardist Debra Arlyn demonstrated a sense of maturity and poise that takes most performers years to cultivate. With a voice that recalls the power of Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aquiliera and even Mariah Carey, Arlyn was always in control of her instrument and utilized it to great effect. Whether belting out a song with swelling chorus, being sultry like a torch singer or showing a quieter vulnerability dropping down her voice down a key or two, Aryln exhibited the talent of a seasoned pro."
"Arlyn's clearly headed down the right road. And she might end up someone actually worth idolizing."