Sentimental Journey, releasing on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook. You can get it Amazon or on iTunes.
On Sentimental Journey, the multi-talented actress and singer brings her stellar voice to songs popularized by some of the most beloved artists of the last century.
Emmy's 12-song 'passion project' is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year.
"Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."
My Review for Sentimental Journey:
So I had been really excited for this oppurtunity to get to review Emmy Rossum's new CD Sentimental Journey. I remember the first time I had heard of Emmy Rossum she was playing the part of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera. I had been very weary of her at first, because The Phantom of the Opera is one of my all time favorite movies. Also I kind of this thing of being weary of Actresses becoming Singers, or Singers becoming Actresses. But Emmy Rossum's performance blew me away.
Now onto my review for Sentimental Journey, first of all I just want to say this CD blew me away. I knew she was talented and her voice was beautiful. But I really feel like Emmy is an old soul and that really shines through on this CD.
Even though I admit most of the music in my iTunes collection is more today's music. I have to say I've always been one who enjoys older music. And this CD definitely showcases the older songs. Just listening to the songs took me back to a time that my grandparents were growing up in. So think back to the 40's and 50's, the WWII era. If you like music from that time than this CD is one you won't want to miss. And Emmy's voice really shines through on this.
I have to say I enjoyed all of the songs, but I think that "Nobody Knows You When Your Down And Out" (Jimmy Cox). I just really felt like I connected with that song the most.
Also this week you can catch Emmy Rossum on TV:
On Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately onJanuary 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.
Or you can find her on Twitter:
Disclaimer: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.