Monday, April 30, 2012

CD Review: Roxi Copland Tells "Pretty Lies" On New Release

Jazz singer/songwriter/pianist Roxi Copland will be releasing her new solo album entitled "Pretty Lies" on May 1st. This is her fourth album and its shows how she has grown as an artist and performer. Armed with just a piano, Roxi pours heart heart into each performance on this new release.

The album begins with "Heavy Load" which introduces you to Roxi and her piano. I wish that there were more instrumentation to this song as well as some of the other songs on this album to really give it more impact. The album gives a lounge feel to her overall sound, but does highlight Roxi's knack for songwriting. Her voice is so pure on "Youthful Indiscretion" that you instantly become hooked on her jazzy vocals. The highlight of the album is the ballad "Straightaway," as you can feel the vunerability in her voice. She rearranges The Offspring's "The Kids Aren't Alright" enough to make it interesting and almost unrecongnizable, then finishes with the upbeat "One More Time."

Following the release of "Pretty Lies," Roxi Copland has shows scheduled all across the U.S. For a complete list of dates and more information on Roxi's new album, please visit

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