Stars in Stereo hits the mark with new release Leave Your Mark
The part that I wondered most was how they could follow up on the beautiful ballads from their first CD, highlighted by the incredible “Queen of Catastrophe.” Bec and her group succeeded in pulling that off with “I Can’t” and “Fall Forward” on Leave Your Mark. Both are awesome songs that are made so much more enjoyable by Hollcraft's amazing range. There is an addictive acoustic version of “I Can’t” on their YouTube channel, which you should not miss.
| || |
The biggest challenge I felt Stars in Stereo faced was the “not a bad song on the album” curse. Their first release had 10 outstanding songs, and no one in the family ever asked, “can we skip this song…it sucks!” Well, we certainly won’t hear that this time either, except now mom and dad may say, “can we skip this song? We really don’t want to explain those lyrics to your friends (‘s parents)!”. There is not a single song on the new CD that is not catchy, enjoyable, and fun.
Zoe Adler is a music journalist from Long Beach, California. Besides her website, which is her pride and joy, she works with the GRAMMY Foundation and the Long Beach Independent. Additionally, Ms. Adler is a musician, spending half of her time playing the flute, piccolo, trombone, and marching baritone. She has been with TeenView Music since the very start and hopes to make something of it in the future.