In an age when MTV, Billboard Magazine and "the Top Forty" dominate the contemporary airwaves, it is always a pleasure when a distinctive voice breaks from the pack. With one foot in the world of pop/rock and the other edging the singer/songwriter scene, Stacie Rose brings together lovely, shimmering vocals and clever lyrics in an eclectic mix on her first recording, This is Mine.
Songs like Shine, which appears on the soundtrack of the independent film Closing Time and Mine, which was used in a 2003 American Movie Classics promotional campaign, are pure pop - all hooks and catchy melodies. But the delicious twist is this - you find yourself listening to lyrics infused with an informed intelligence as you tap along with the beat.
The Angel Song takes us on a journey inward:
Each song is beautifully produced, like a jewel in a velvet box, by veteran producer Robert L. Smith. He brings together a team of backing musicians who punch up every tune. The players include Rob McKeever on guitar, Jeff Lipstein on drums and Andrew Hollander on a variety of keyboards.
Stacie Rose is not your typical girl with guitar. And This is Mine reaches far beyond the hit songs of the post-Lilith generation. Take a listen. Stacie Rose has arrived.
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