Songwriting - 4.0 || Music - 4.0 || Vocals - 4.0
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Genre: R&B, Pop, Rock, Neo-Soul
Stacey Y is real music, real singing (no AutoTune), real songwriting, and just flat out
amazing! From the moment my ears hit the 10 song, Set The Water Straight, album from
Stacey, I knew that I was in for an auditory treat.
Getting into the project, I was greeted by Stacey's jazzy soulful vocal that perked me right
up; opening the album with real vocals is a major plus. Stacey's sound is very Norah
Jones-esque and I could absolutely see her sharing the stage with today's top
Neo-Soul/Jazz artists, like Jill Scott, Amel Larrieux and the aforementioned, Norah Jones.
But that's not all Stacey does because she has an awesome pop-rock-soul edge to her
music as well. This fact is evident on songs like, I Tripped; a cranked rock n' roll song
driven by chunky grunge guitars, spastic drums and bass, and soulful pop vocals. It's this
song, and tracks like "Music" that keep Stacey out of the proverbial "box" that people
always reference when describing something cliche.
My favorite songs on Stacey's 10 song release are: Water (intro), Hey Sir, I Hope You
Know, Open Lot, Save the Future, I Tripped, and Words of Philosophers. That's 7 out of
10 tracks that made the "cut" in this review. Very few artists have impressed my ear like
Stacey has, and the ones who do...well, they get put into a special folder I have for those
artists who score perfect reviews and gain automatic year-end consideration for I Am
BOTTOM LINE: Go buy this album on June 20th. It's one of 2013's top indie releases.
SET THE WATER STRAIGHT
Artist: Stacey Y
|Rating: 1 = WORST, 4 = BEST
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Review by: Senseitional (Reviews Editor, I Am Entertainment)
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