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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Serena Ryder's sixth studio album, 2013's Harmony, showcases the Canadian singer/songwriter's soulful and bluesy music mixing Dusty Springfield-esque '60s R&B with a contemporary pop aesthetic. Ryder has a huge following in Canada, where her albums have gone gold and platinum and earned her several Juno awards. Prior to the release of her single "Stompa" -- included on Harmony -- she was not as well known in the United States, but the release of Harmony will probably go a long way toward raising her profile outside of Canada. Ryder possesses a powerful voice with a throaty timbre and a nasal resonance, making her the perfect vehicle for her brand of soulful rock. Not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Serena Ryder's sixth studio album, 2013's Harmony, showcases the Canadian singer/songwriter's soulful and bluesy music mixing Dusty Springfield-esque '60s R&B with a contemporary pop aesthetic. Ryder has a huge following in Canada, where her albums have gone gold and platinum and earned her several Juno awards. Prior to the release of her single "Stompa" -- included on Harmony -- she was not as well known in the United States, but the release of Harmony will probably go a long way toward raising her profile outside of Canada. Ryder possesses a powerful voice with a throaty timbre and a nasal resonance, making her the perfect vehicle for her brand of soulful rock. Not surprisingly, she's drawn favorable comparisons to both Melissa Etheridge and Adele, and Harmony will do nothing to dissuade such allusions. Admittedly, Ryder fits snugly into the post-Amy Winehouse crew of female vocalists with songs that oscillate between moments of Southern soul, contemporary R&B, and mainstream melodic rock. If Ryder's voice weren't so engaging, or if she weren't so emotionally believable on Harmony, some of the Winehouse/Mark Ronson-esque production via Jerrod Bettis and Jon Levine might cause the average listener, bombarded with a slew of Winehouse-wannabes, to tune out. However, Ryder is such a compelling singer and her songs are, by and large, so catchy that such generalities are easy to dismiss. Primarily, Ryder avoids the retro-tag by delivering a handful of gutsy, organic torch songs like "Please," "Heavy Love," and "Mary Go Round," all of which owe far less to the stylized production and more to the unique sound of her voice and the quality of her songwriting. [Harmony was also released as a digital download.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2013
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099998417728
  • Catalog Number: 001848602
  • Sales rank: 38,648

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What I Wouldn't Do (3:41)
  2. 2 Stompa (3:41)
  3. 3 Mary Go Round (3:28)
  4. 4 Baby Come Back (4:47)
  5. 5 Fall (3:30)
  6. 6 Call Me (3:35)
  7. 7 Heavy Love (3:19)
  8. 8 Please, Baby Please (4:37)
  9. 9 For You (4:04)
  10. 10 Nobody But You (0:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Serena Ryder Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Jon Levine Bass, Keyboards
Ana Landauer Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Aidan Hawken Background Vocals
Brent Kutzle Strings
Alisha Bauer Cello
Jerrod Bettis Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Dan Burns Composer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Composer
Jon Levine Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Jeff Coplan Composer
Joe Zook Additional Production
Michael Gorman Management
Serena Ryder Composer
Aidan Hawken Composer
Rachelle Dupéré Artistic Director
Eric Boulanger Mastering
Rob Simonsen String Arrangements
Sandy Pandya Management
Jerrod Bettis Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Meghan Kabir Composer
Brad Haenhel Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    I've listened to her music at a friends house. She is one lady t

    I've listened to her music at a friends house. She is one lady that knows how to move her music in any direction. I love her!! She has talent and I would love to hear more from her.

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