The release of the first single Uncharted Territory prompted British press to feature Michele on the front page of Subba-Cultcha London who had this to say: “With Michele Ari it’s her seamless changes of direction, the genuine desire for making music she was born to. That's the moments that remind me how accomplished she really is."
mal a' propos
The title mal a' propos is a French word meaning "out of place" or "not fitting," which described not just Ari's journey at this time, the one that came in between her first record and her second, but Ari herself.
85th and Nowhere
"This album fills a void in today’s top ten, infusing it with some much needed sophistication and thoughtful songcrafting."-Jennifer Layton, Asst. Editor Indie-Music.com