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Music Speaks (2014)

Artist: Candice Glover
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Format: CD
Sku: 250696869
UPC: 602537426072
UPC 14: 00602537426072
Release Date: 2/18/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Cried
2. Die Without You
3. Same Kinda Man
4. Damn
5. Passenger
6. Forever That Man
7. Kiss Me
8. In The Middle
9. Coulda Been Me
10. Thank You
11. Love Song
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Jackie Boyz Studio; Larrabee Studios, N. Hollywood, CA; Studio Edison; Underdogs Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Wake Up Work Studios, Hidden Hills, CA; Westlane Studios.
Muze PNote Creator: Stephanie Hsu.
Muze PNote Photographers: Leann Mueller; Meeno.
Muze PNote In a matter of four years, Candice Glover went from being told that her career wouldn't go farther than a hotel lobby, to recording a song co-written by her favorite artist. Descriptively dispatched by Simon Cowell during the Hollywood round of American Idol's ninth season, she returned for the 11th season and fared only a little better. On her third attempt, during season 12, she won the competition -- the first woman champion since season six's Jordin Sparks. Her progression through season 12 was built on traditionally minded, guts-spilling ballads originally recorded by the likes of Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Emeli Sand?, and Adele. Heartrending ballads are indeed what make up the majority of Music Speaks. Album opener "Cried," co-written by inspiration Jazmine Sullivan, lays it all out. Glover belts "I tried to be the girl that never complains, but holding it in is driving me insane" with such force that the sentiment is 100-percent believable. It's no outlier. In each song, Glover sings with complete conviction, best heard in the winding "Die Without You" (somewhat redolent of Usher's "There Goes My Baby"), the floating kiss-off "Thank You," and the self-smacking "Same Kinda Man" -- the last of which was written by producers Rock City and the Co-Captains, though it's easily mistakable for the work of Sullivan. Given the dominance of slow material, the album is a bit stifling; Glover loosens up a little for only "In the Middle," co-written by Fantasia Barrino with a touch of "Ting-a-Ling," yet even that has some heartache. At the end is "Love Song," a cover of the Cure's "Lovesong" that lacks the emotionally raw drama of the version she performed on American Idol. It closes Glover's debut on an anticlimactic note, but the singer should be around for a while -- hopefully long enough to make some albums that have as much character and boldness as Sullivan's Fearless and Love Me Back. ~ Andy Kellman

Producer: Iain Pirie; Larry Jackson; Les Scurry

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/18/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2014
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 001863702
Music Label Name Label : 19
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602537426072

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Glover,Candice
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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