Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tiffany: Rose Tattoo BY KENYTH FOR LA2DAY.COM MAR 8, 2011

Tiffany. The name has become synonymous with eighties bubble gum. Even through Billboard proclaimed her 2000 release The Color of Silence as one of the best albums of the year, she was still the girl who sang I Think We're Alone Now.
Now with her eighth studio album Rose Tattoo, that girl has accomplished a long time dream - and this time, it's county. Released on March first independently by Tiffany herself the album show's a mature woman who is ready to take on the world - and have fun doing it. Though she has found both critical and commercial success as a pop princess and dance diva, country seems to be where she feels most at home.
Tiffany recorded the album in Nashville's Yackland Studios and worked very closely with producer Chris Roberts. "Chris and I talked about what I heard on every song, what the direction was," Tiffany states. "It's like Little Big Town meets Stevie Ray Vaughn with a little bit of Fleetwood Mac."

Rose Tattoo opens with three very rockin country tracks. Feel the Music, written about the power of song, is floor stomping, hand clapping ready for a barn dance ditty that has you singing along by the chorus. Crazy Girls is a duet with singer-songwriter Lindsay Lawler and is another upbeat track about getting the hell out of dodge. He's All Man is a high energy country love song. He Won't Miss Me is the albums first ballad and addresses the pain of divorce. All Over You and Just Love Me are softer more sensual love songs than He's All Man and show the emotion and range of Tiffany's voice. Love You Good has a very on the Bayou feel and is reminiscent of Serpentine, a song Tiffany wrote for her Syfy channel original movie Mega Python Vs Gateroid which also started eighties pop star Deborah Gibson. The album closes with Just That Girl, a song that shows even though she's an adult, Tiffany is not afraid to poke fun at herself.
Lyrically, the album is fun. Though Tiffany is still growing as a songwriter, there's no doubt that she has a real talent for the craft. Her voice, like fine wine, has only gotten better with age and if Rose Tattoo proves anything, it's that she should have gone country a long time ago. The album is good and hopefully this time she will finally be able to catch the break the she genuinely deserves.
Article by: Kenyth Mogan

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