Stacie Rose

Shotgun Daisy

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"Sincerity's so overrated" sings Stacie Rose on "Not Listening," one of the tracks on her CD Shotgun Daisy. That may be, but nevertheless in many respects Rose is very much in the mold of the sincere rock singer/songwriter, at least in her vocal delivery if not always her sentiments. You couldn't call her an especially sentimental composer, yet her songs for the most part deal in the confusions of that most sentimental of emotions, romantic love. Her slightly girlish, vulnerable vocals pace pretty unremarkably mainstream rock tunes expressing the doubts and uncertain sensations sparked by relationships, with hints of soul-pop and a sprinkling of ethereal production touches. Her facility with overlapping vocal lines and a mildly jazzy edge to some of her phrasing might bring to mind echoes of Suzanne Vega and Joni Mitchell, with Shawn Mullins sharing the singing duties on "Run Out."

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