"Carmen's vocal stylings, heartfelt lyrics, and powerful performances make her one of San Diego's favorite artists."
"This album goes from raw passion to whispered tenderness and everywhere inbetween. Always honest, but always with common human themes that we have all known and been through, I recommend Carmen to anyone who likes Tori Amos or Kate Bush or similar artists. Rulebreaking, dynamic and disarmingly heart-on -the-sleeve lyrics show the promise of more to come on the shared journey of her life."
"The Hive is a display of Carmen’s lyrical skills and innate ability to create intriguing piano riffs. Carmen’s songs resonate with the pure emotion of the human experience we all share. Her voice sways across a powerful pendulum of sound, from absolute strength to soft sweetness. The Hive is a triumph."