ZOEgirl - Room To Breathe

Tuesday 28th June 2005
ZOEgirl - Room To Breathe
ZOEgirl - Room To Breathe

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12899-2484
LABEL: Sparrow SPD73296
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Any group whose core audience is teenage girls yet whose songs begin with lines like "What is the meaning of life?/I've asked myself so many times" ("Reason To Love") and "Who's the girl with the Bible in her hand" ("Dead Serious") are a long, long way from the dating game obsessions of most teen pop. The group - Alisa Girard, Kristin Swinford and Chrissy Conway - subtly change their sound with their third album, 2003's 'Different Kind Of Free' and this follows in the same modern pop rock sound. In fact, the guitar work throughout this set is excellent coming as it does from veteran Nashville axeman Lynn Nichols (he's a bloke), who once played rock with Chagall Guevara. With four different producers, there is plenty of diversity here. The song "About You" has a little bit of Avril Lavigne while "Dead Serious" and "Let It Out" aren't dissimilar to Gwen Stefani. Topics take in such things as girls who cut themselves (the sombre "Scream") while as usual on a ZOEgirl album, the subject of sexual abstinence is highlighted on the songs "Good Girl" and "Not The One". All in all, a slickly produced album carefully targeted at today's young women.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Reason to Live [Listen]
2. Dead Serious [Listen]
3. About You [Listen]
4. Scream [Listen]
5. Forevermore [Listen]
6. The Way You Love Me [Listen]
7. Let It Out [Listen]
8. Good Girl [Listen]
9. Not The One [Listen]
10. Skin Deep [Listen]
11. Safe [Listen]
12. DATA

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Reader Comments

Posted by Kaitlyn in Nashville @ 20:49 on Dec 4 2005

This album is okay for me. I like the other ones a lot better. I don' t like how a lot of artists change their musical style to fit the industry. Anyhow, I also think artists should take the time to get to know who their fans are by writing back e-mails, or fan letters.

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