CD REVIEW: Rosey - "Luckiest Girl"
By Gian F - 05/16/2008 - 02:39 PM EDT
Artist: Rosey Album: Luckiest Girl Label: Quango Music Website:http://www.roseymusic.com/ Genre: Jazz Sounds Like: Fisher Technical Grade: 9/10 Production/Musicianship Grade: 9/10 Commercial Value: 9/10 Overall Talent Level: 9/10 Songwriting Skills: 9/10 Performance Skill: 9/10 Best Songs: First Time, Hand In Hand, I Remember, It's Easier On Me, Be Somebody Blues Weakness: Vocal Range CD Review:
Rosey, a singer/songwriter/performer from New York via San Francisco via LA states in her bio that she "always has wanted to create timeless music." On her latest project, Luckiest Girl, she accomplishes just that.
From the dramatic opening track which features wailing horns that are played with personality and spunk, we are quickly introduced to her talents - and her world - as a jazz singer. The rousing intro sets the tone - and high musical standards - for the songs that follow.
While Rosey has deliberately set out to create a vintage jazz project that true jazz aficionados will appreciate, her most commercial songs, the celebratory "First Time," and the downtrodden Beatlesque revelation of love, “Hand In Hand,” are more AC Alternative and designed (if not destined) for radio success with their infectious sing-a-long choruses.
What Rosey lacks in vocal range, she makes up for in vocal agility and skillfulness in emoting. She is at her best on "It's Easier On Me," a somber tale of love gone awry which finds her sultry vocals framed and highlighted by a beautiful arrangement of strings and piano that allow her to comfortably showcase the upper registers of her voice. "I remember" and "Be Somebody Blues" also serve her well in addition to being jazz gems that will not disappoint.
No stranger to her songs being used in films (she's received placement in Something New, Bridget Jones's Diary, Monster-In-Law, and Shallow Hal) Rosey again delivers several songs (“Who I Am," “My Love," and the title track, “Luckiest Girl”) which would provide optimal mood enhancement for any film/TV scenes they are used in.
With an abundance of options, and refined talent like hers, Rosey just may be, the Luckiest Girl.
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