After snagging the first victory for team Christina in 2016 on season 10 of 'The Voice' Alisan Porter has finally released new music. Porter, a former child actress most known for her role as Curly Sue in the 1991 film of the same name, had previously struggled breaking into the music industry having only released independent music on iTunes.

Forging a new path

While winning 'The Voice' did not make Porter into an overnight sensation, like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood when they had won 'American Idol', it made her work harder. Originally signed to Universal Republic Records, the label 'The Voice' has an agreement with, there were creative differences and Porter began to forge her own path.

According to Porter's Twitter, she has written her EP and began production on March 31st, 2017. From what fans heard on the voice it is safe to assume Alisan's upcoming EP is a blend of country, alternative, and pop music making it completely true to who she is.

Will the ep find success?

Through trial and error, Porter signed with Moon Child Records and released her first single, "Deep Water" on April 27th, 2017. The single cover itself demonstrates a renewed energy and sophistication not seen during Porter's time on the reality singing competition show. The pull from her childhood stardom may have catapulted her into the top 10, but it is her undeniable vocal talent that kept fans coming back for more.

While "Deep Water" has yet to be a mainstream radio success, the single has seen digital success on Spotify with over 25,000 streams and moderate success on iTunes with wholesome 59 ratings, all of which are 5-star reviews.

A league of her own

The Team Christina alumna, most notable for her performance of Demi Lovato's "Stone Cold" during season 10 of 'The Voice', proves she is not like any other artist currently on the music scene.

Furthermore, with the unique blend of folk and pop music, Alisan Porter is bound to go far in the music industry once her sound is heard by the masses.

Is the music industry ready?

In order for Porter's musical gift to be shared with the world, the music industry needs to get away from the cookie-cutter sound they are known for in order to promote eclectic artists who tell stories of growth, maturity, loss, and love within their music in an unconventional way.

"Deep Water" proves Alisan Porter digs deep into her roots and expands on the topics of love, loss, and personal change within the song while giving a sound that is similar to the early sound of Mariah Carey and Celine Dion and although Porter's newly sophisticated sound can be compared to earlier works of now household names "Deep Water" Porter her in a league of her own.