Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I have reviewed two of Stacie Rose’s albums in the past and remember them as being good alt-pop music. I have noticed a steady growth in her sound from one to the next.
On her latest release we see a yet more mature sound and feel to her music. Her voice is a good match for the material and the songs are well-crafted, catchy, radio-friendly, and comfortable.
Run out features folky-pop fave, Shawn Mullins. However, he’s not all that prominent, just backing vocals. But it’s a cute song and would do well on AAA stations.
Mr. & Mrs. Happily Ever After has a nice infectious melody and shows off the sweetness in her voice.
On Not Listening she uses some voice distortion stuff that is different and cool.
I think I like December best of all. It’s really very pretty.
I think if you are a fan of Stacie Rose and her previous work you will enjoy this one as well. It doesn’t stray too far from what she’s been doing, but when you’ve got a good thing going there’s not much need to make a lot of changes, right?
Listen to track samples
1. Find your Way
3. Run Out (Featuring Shawn Mullins)
4. Mr. & Mrs. Happily Ever After
5. Wreck and Best
6. Not Listening
7. Black & Blue
9. Love Saves
10. Hit me in the Head
11. Ever Again
12. Worry Free