Saturday, July 5, 2014

CD Review: Rising Artists Make "The Fault In Our Stars" A Hit, While LP Goes On "Forever For Now"

One of the hottest albums to discover this summer is from the up-n-coming pop, singer/songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) entitled "Forever For Now." It is her Warner Bros debut, produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band) and it was released on June 3rd. Prior to the album's release, the first single "Night Like This" was released back in March and features a stomp/clap rhythm that LP turns into an addictive dance beat. Her voice is sweet and inviting, especially on the captivating sound of "Tokyo Sunrise" as the chorus brings out the best of LP. The album also includes a remake of her 2012 independently released single, "Into The Wild" as the beats overtake the strumming of a ukulele and whistling chorus, but her two favorite instruments return in the album closer "Forever For Now." LP has a show scheduled for July 16th at L.A.'s The Grove. To find out more about her new album, please visit

A movie about two teenagers overcoming overwhelming circumstances and falling in love, deserves a soundtrack that also defies the odds and creates a place in your heart. The movie, "The Fault In Our Stars" follows the characters of Augustas and Hazel as their paths cross at a cancer support group and continue on their journey through life together dealing with each other's sickness. The soundtrack to the movie, brings together some of the best independent singer/songwriters to give their best heart-warming performances. Beginning with Ed Sheeran's "All Of The Stars," you notice how mature his song's have become as he creates the movie's theme song. Up and coming songstress Birdy lets her wonderful vocals soar on "Tee Shirt," while the gentle flow of "All I Want" gives emotion to the movie's heavy subject matter. The soundtrack gets a pulse with the rhythm heavy beats of Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" and the dance pop of Strfkr's "While I'm Alive." The elder statesman on the album Ray Lamontagne lends his talents to the quiet sound of "Waster Words" as the album drifts to a close with the ambient feel of "Wait" by M83. To find out more about this soundtrack, please visit

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