Will You Accept Brooke White?
“American Idol” finalist Brooke White released her sophomore album “High Hopes & Heartbreak” exclusively to iTunes today, and it’s actually quite good.
Wait a minute Ryan, did you say sophomore album? Yeppers.
Ya’see, Brooke released her “Songs From the Attic,” a decent feminine driven first attempt, pre-“Idol.” However now she is bombarding the music scene with a full-fledged audio arsenal backing her up, headed by the one and only Randy Jackson. Shocking thing is, Randy has never executive produced an album for any of the myriad contestants in the eight year history of “Idol.” Until now.
Some are calling Brooke the poor man’s Taylor Swift, while others are hailing her as country music’s next Carrie Underwood. My opinion falls somewhere in between those two. Brooke has that tangible quality I feel Carrie lacks and the country twang Taylor seems to only emulate. I’m not saying she is better than either girl, but she definitely has a shot at becoming the third of this light-haired muska-trio.
Her new CD brings reasons-a-plenty as to why I think you should give her at least a 10-minute listen. Brooke’s country drenched cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” takes what that band already developed and paints it with a feeling of young love. Also, her mid-America themed video for the album’s first single “Radio Radio,” embodies the tingly emotion that makes you feel like a 12-year old kid again.
Watch Brooke’s video after the jump, and see if you agree with my sappy heart
Review Article Here: http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/archives/2009/07/brooke_white_radio_radio.html
Brook White – High Hopes & Heartbreak (JBR90162 / 805859016222 / C13) Available 7/21/09