V Rose- Self Titled
by Reggie Edwards
V Rose’s self-titled debut is targeted toward fans of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and the likes of them. I can see why, the sounds are really similar.
With this one, V Rose follows a line of solid debut albums in the Christian music scene. Not only that, but she is continuing the new trend of Christian music beginning to sound very similar to mainstream music, which is good, because it shows that Christian music can be just as good as secular.
When a new artist comes out and is marketed as being similar to big-bill acts in the pop industry such as Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry, they are making quite a statement in my book. Sometimes it can be hard for them to measure up to that type of hype and V Rose does just that, she lives up to it.
When you look at the liner notes, it’s clear that a lot of star-studded work went into ensuring this would be a good album. Larry Tolbert (Mariah Carey, Keri Hilson), Joey Bumpus (Lady Gaga, Chris Brown) were two that lent their talents to the producing side as well as John Katina of The Katinas and Grammy and Dove nominated FLAME lent their voices to the album.
The pop sound is there, the vocals are there, everything is there, and if you are a fan of anyone in the pop scene- Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, or anyone, you should definitely check out V Rose’s self-titled debut. It’s worth the listen.
Release Date: August 13, 2011 (Central South)