Love, Save the Empty

Love, Save the Empty

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by Erin McCarley
     
 
Erin McCarley's debut album Love, Save the Empty finds her singing in a throaty contralto that has a timbre similar to Björk's, albeit without the Icelandic accent and with better breath control. Combined with the work of her musical partner -- Jamie Kenney, who arranged, produced, played, and helped write

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Erin McCarley's debut album Love, Save the Empty finds her singing in a throaty contralto that has a timbre similar to Björk's, albeit without the Icelandic accent and with better breath control. Combined with the work of her musical partner -- Jamie Kenney, who arranged, produced, played, and helped write nine of the 11 songs -- the album was able to achieve placements for songs in the romantic comedy film He's Just Not That into You and on numerous television shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Privileged, and One Tree Hill. Such exposure is the early 21st century equivalent to getting extensive radio ads back in the 20th century, of course, and it is indicative of the intended audience for Love, Save the Empty: teenage and young adult women likely to respond to the catchy music and to McCarley's repetitious lyrics. Those words read like something scrawled in a dreamy high-school student's composition book, a combination of clichés, declarations of self-empowerment, and romantic turmoil. That makes them appropriate accompaniment to the story lines on those TV shows, of course, and it may help McCarley sell some records, even if, oddly enough, she herself seems less impressive than other aspects of her album.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2009
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602517876644
catalogNumber:
001222302
Rank:
130642

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erin McCarley   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
David Angell   Strings
John Catchings   Strings
David Davidson   Strings
Steve Patrick   Brass
Mike Payne   Guitar
Chris Graffagnino   Guitar
Monisa Angell   Strings
Roy Agee   Brass
Tony Lucido   Bass,Moog Bass
Paul Moak   Guitar
Jamie Kenney   Acoustic Guitar,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Finger Snapping
Max Abrams   Brass
Claire Indie   Strings,Cello
Jeremy Lutito   Drums
Brandon Walters   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
David Rolfe   Composer
Wayne Rodrigues   Composer
Tim Craven   Engineer
Craig Alvin   Engineer
Steve Lotz   Engineer
Jamie Kenney   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Greg Laswell   Composer
Reid Rolls   Cover Photo
Erin McCarley   Composer
Shaun Shankel   Composer

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Love, Save the Empty 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
josiejad More than 1 year ago
Erin McCarley is very unknown in this music business today but she shouldn't be.She is amazing! Take my word for it.If you don't believe me listen to a free sample.You wont regret it.
idigmusicians More than 1 year ago
It isn't an every CD thing that I come across an album where all the tracks are enjoyable. Erin McCarley has done a beautiful job with her song writing on this album! You seriously won't be disappointed in this purchase.
SMK More than 1 year ago
I heard of Erin McCarley and found her web site to sample some of her songs. She has a sophisticated voice inside her youthful appearance. There are a few songs on this album that are big winners. My favorite is "Blue Suitcase", which is sung with such confidence in her style and message, although her childlike taunting during the bridge almost ruins the song. I like this album but it isn't something I can't pull out of my car system. Go to her web site and have a test listen...I bet you will like what you hear. I think she has the potential to be a big singer. The creativity and voice are there. One of her influences is Fiona Apple, and that is evident in several songs, both in vocals and background melodies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Erin has done a wonderful job on this album, love it.
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