Album Review: Shadow by Erica Rose

Album Name: Shadow
Artist: Erica Rose
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

This CD arrived in my mailbox with a beautiful rose and bow wrapped around it. Very clever. The music is just as pretty.

Erica has a strong voice and strong lyrics as well. She gets right to it on the first song, “Shadow”:

Don’t pretend you’re something you’re not
When you’re just like all the rest
Don’t be the prick you really are
After showing me your best
Give it a rest

Her songs mostly come from pain. She writes of betrayal, corporate nastiness and drug overdose. In “Monochrome” she sings:

“You tore me open with a pain
That screamed in colors I couldn’t contain…”

But in “Free Like Me” she explains how accepting her lot in life gives her freedom.

The music’s sound is folk/rock with a tad blues. Acoustic and electrical guitar, bass, drums, vocals and the occasional keyboard combine to make a solid sound.

Posted on May 8, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Shadow
2. Free Like Me
3. Wish You Had
4. Crying Shame
5. Words
6. See
7. Walk Away
8. Mirror
9. Monochrome
10. Champagne

[Erica Rose Official Site]


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