Thursday, January 31, 2013

One2One Network: Emily Rossum's "Sentimental Journey"

Sentimental Journey, recently released on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook. On Sentimental Journey, the multi-talented actress and singer brings her stellar voice to songs popularized by some of the most beloved artists of the last century. Emmy's 12-song 'passion project' is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year. "Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months." Rossum is also an acclaimed actress who currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy. She also stars alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th. 

My opinion: I really like her voice.  It reminds me of Betty Boop and her music reminds me of what they would have played in the Roaring 20's and the 30's.  I can picture her as a flapper singing on a stage, big band playing on stage with her, cigar- smoke filled air and lots of mobsters sitting around in the audience admiring her beauty.  I have always loved the Bootlegger era and wondered how it would be to live during the time of prohibition, the times of the "New Woman" and music that made people dance without a care in the world. I have always loved cars with suicide doors too so that would have been to ride in along with the gangsters of the day.  :)  

Anyway, back to the music.  Listening to her album took me to a place where I can feel like I am living in that time. Needless to say, close your eyes while listening to the songs.  It will just make you feel relaxed, happy and make you wanna dance in your seat. Not sure exactly where these cover songs came from...but I think Ms. Rossum did a great job choosing the right songs that depict the months oh the year perfectly (and suits her personality well).

On another note, this style of music is definitely different than what I normally listen to.  But her music is playful and very likeable.  I want to play this for my kids and see what they think.  It's the kind of music they would want to wiggle to. I can totally see them dancing to the following songs: 3, 7, 11 and 13.  :)

TV Appearances: 
  • Emmy will performing a track from Sentimental Journey on Access Hollywood Live on January 25th. 
  • 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 on February 6th. 

 Media Links: 

Links To Buy Album: iTunes & Amazon 

Sentimental Journey Track Listing: 
1. “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green) 
 2. “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin) 
3. “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods) 
4. “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey) 5. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson) 6. “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer) 
7. “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott) 
8. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) 
9. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox) 
10. “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques PrĂ©vert) 
11. “Things” (Bobby Darin) 
12. “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson) 

Please note: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.


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