A review of Sentimental Journey, by Emmy Rossum. I was surprised when I found out that Emmy Rossum had released a CD. Isn't this the actress from that Showtime series Shameless? I thought I had heard that she had just finished a film, Beautiful Creatures, coming out on February 13th. How in the world did she find time to do a full CD? I was unsure of this, how many actress to songstress failures have we encountered right? I was interested though, she seemed to be taking a different approach. Instead of putting something to the genre blurring techno, auto-tune, heavy bass songs that seem to stream out of every station now a days, she took a risk of exploring older sounds.
So, I listened to it, in the car and around town to see how it fit into my day and sounded to my ear. To my ear the whole CD had a very vintage sound, I felt like I should be sipping a martini wearing a silk gown, while a woman in a flapper dress crooned to audience with a live band behind her. I felt like she could release more on some of the songs and that she was holding back to achieve a sound to fit the song. I loved the songs where you could hear her release and just give to the music, my favorite is song 6, I felt like she really just sang as she felt the song coming. When she releases her voice is amazingly passionate, at times playful when the song calls for it, and strong. I was very surprised at her CD, it didn't feel like an actress trying to cross over, instead it felt like an artist finding her strength I hope that you'll check out her CD and that she will continue to explore the vintage sounds of the flapper era, but with her own twist in future CD's! I hope this cross over takes and we get to hear more from Emmy Rossum!
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- Emmy will also be appearing as a guest on Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson onFebruary 6th.
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- “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
- “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
- “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
- “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
- “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
- “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
- “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
- “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
- “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
- “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
- “Things” (Bobby Darin)
- “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
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