In some ways, Heather's TV exposure could be a double-edged sword as she tries to break into the music industry. The positive thing is that she will pick up a lot of fans 'ready made' who are familiar with her from TV, but on the downside some may think that she is simply cashing in on her stardom.
If you doubt Heather's songwriting and singing abilities though, give this album a chance and you will soon discover that she is a major talent. The album meanders around a bit in search of a dominant style, but this serves to highlight her versatility- ballads, jazz, rock, folk and showsong-style, all based around the themes of love and loss, and evidently based on her life history. The last three songs particularly are immensely strong and emotional with powerful, catchy hooks and stunning vocals that are more than a match for Adele.
One challenge for her, having seen Heather play this album live, is how she will broaden her appeal beyond her devoted fanbase. This is definitely an album with a strong lesbian heartbeat, and that is refreshing and positive, but she is too good to be pigeonholed and stereotyped. Men and straight women should definitely not be put off either Heather's gigs or this amazing album!