Emmy Rossum Album Review

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When it comes to most things in life, I’m generally known as being quite conservative.  So when I had the opportunity to review Sentimental Journey, Emmy Rossum’s new CD that was released on January 29th, I knew it would probably be a good fit for me by the press release that accompanied the request. 

If you close your eyes when listening to this CD you can almost transport yourself back in time.  I pictured dance halls and USO shows circa World War II.  Emmy Rossum captures the era in a way that is both soulful and classy.

Without even knowing anything about the album, you’ll immediately see the theme that Emmy created through it.  It’s a 12-song journey of the year, featuring classic covers that take you through the American Songbook.  Starting with ‘Sentimental Journey’ and ending with ‘Pretty Paper’.  I so enjoyed trying to ‘hear’ the seasonal attributes in the songs. 

All the tracks on the album are fantastic, but I picked out a few as favorites.  The turning of spring with the March tune of “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover,” is evident with the upbeat melody and lyrics, and  “I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time,” has such a fresh romantic quality to it compared to most of today’s ‘love’ songs.

What strikes you about the entire CD as you listen to it is the rich timbre of Emmy’s voice.  The nostalgia that it evokes is beautiful, it has a ‘classic’ je ne c’est quoi.  Oh and speaking of that French term…the song “Autumn Leaves” has Emmy singing the lyrics partly in French, and oh is it poignant and powerful.

Not many actors or singers can claim the talent to do both proficiently, but Emmy Rossum has taken the task to hand and done so wonderfully. 

You can learn more about ‘Sentimental Journey’ on EmmyRossum.com.  The album is available on both iTunes and Amazon.com.  If you want to catch her as a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, she’ll be appearing there on February 6th.

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a media sample of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.  Published by Tammy Litke.

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