Whitney Rose - Rule 62 Vinyl LP (Out Of Stock)
Whitney Rose Rule 62 Vinyl LP
Don’t be deceived by the seemingly innocent exterior. Whitney Rose’s outward appearance hides an old soul.
Certainly Mavericks’ frontman Raul Malo — no stranger to musical authenticity — recognizes there is more than meets the eye to Rose since he not only produced 2015’s critically praised Heartbreaker of the Year, but returns for this follow-up full length (there was an EP in between). While neither of Rose’s albums he has been involved copy the Mavericks style, there is a retro referencing Americana pop/countrypolitan vibe to her music that’s enhanced by Malo’s interconnected roots.
That was clear on her previous cover of the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” and continues here with the similarly fashioned “Better to My Baby,” an instantly hummable slice of soaring country/Spector influenced pop bolstered by Malo’s reverbed twang guitar solo and Jen Gunderman’s twinkling piano. Rose goes shuffling honky tonk on the melancholy “Wake Me in Wyoming,” complete with pedal steel, Aaron Till’s authentic fiddle and Kenny Vaughn’s (Marty Stuart’s longtime sidekick) vibrato guitar twang.
The singer-songwriter follows in the steps of strong willed country female vocalists like Loretta Lynn with songs such as the opening declaration “I Don’t Want Half (I Just Want Out),” and the one night stand tale of “You Don’t Scare Me,” where she sings “there’s no damage you can do that ain’t already done/ just look inside my eyes and see/ you don’t scare me.” The only thing missing is her riveting concert cover of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.”
Whitney Rose Rule 62 Track Listing:
1. I Don't Want Half (I Just Want Out)
3. Better To My Baby
4. You Never Cross My Mind
5. You Don't Scare Me
6. Can't Stop Shakin'
7. Tied To The Wheel
8. Trucker's Funeral
9. Wake Me In Wyoming
10. You're A Mess
11. Time To Cry
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