Coco Dupree - Fall And Rise

Published Monday 30th January 2012
Coco Dupree - Fall And Rise
Coco Dupree - Fall And Rise

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 118513-18720
LABEL: Zoe 5060077960374
RRP: £8.50

Reviewed by Isaac Poulton

Although this is her debut album, Coco has become something of a fixture on the British gospel scene. The London-based singer clearly draws inspiration from many sources when she makes music like this. While predominantly being a mix of R&B and gospel the album is also a goulash of every similar genre. There are soulful sections, hip-hop rapping from artist Jayess as well as some quite poppy portions that brighten up the piece. I have to admit that I was rather misled by the overdriven guitar in the intro track - don't expect to find anything like that in the rest of the album. She makes maximum use of a small selection of instruments, the collection only extending to piano, bass, drums and the occasional set of strings. "Hero" in particular has some delightful harmonies going on in the vocals that are so accurate they may be auto-tuned. The last track on the album, "Take It Away", which features the aforementioned rapper Jayess, is the only one with a real harsh passion, though, which is definitely added by the supporting artist. All in all this is an agreeable, if slightly formulaic, album.

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