Til the Casket Drops [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - J. Poet
ZZ Ward grew up in the small town of Roseberg, Oregon listening to the blues albums in her father's collection and her brother's hip-hop records. By the time she was 12, she was fronting her father's blues band and learning how to control an audience. By 16 she was driving to Eugene to sing with hip-hop acts and soon moved on to L.A. in hopes of making it in the music business. Along the way, she developed a style that's a winning combination of blues, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and pop. Her influences all come together on her debut, a collection that should make her a star if there's any justice in the world. Ward has a wonderfully flexible voice, she can croon like a pop singer,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
ZZ Ward grew up in the small town of Roseberg, Oregon listening to the blues albums in her father's collection and her brother's hip-hop records. By the time she was 12, she was fronting her father's blues band and learning how to control an audience. By 16 she was driving to Eugene to sing with hip-hop acts and soon moved on to L.A. in hopes of making it in the music business. Along the way, she developed a style that's a winning combination of blues, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and pop. Her influences all come together on her debut, a collection that should make her a star if there's any justice in the world. Ward has a wonderfully flexible voice, she can croon like a pop singer, growl like a blues woman, spit attitude like a rocker, and flow like a rapper. There's not a single weak track on her 13-song debut, and several of them sound like hits. Despite its dark title, "Til the Casket Drops" is a profession of undying love that combines a hip-hop verse with a soaring pop chorus. Ward's delivery is marked by the intense passion of jubilant love. "Move Like U Stole It" is a funky rocker with a strong vocal marked by Ward's wordless vocal ornamentations. "Home" is a smoldering R&B ballad with a hint of bossa nova in the rhythm track. "Last Love Song" is a quiet pop tune that mourns the end of a relationship with Ward putting a lifetime of anguish into her understated vocal, and "If I Could Be Her" updates the girl group sound for the 21st century. "Criminal" is Ward's reimagining of the Freddie Gibbs hit "Oil Money." Gibbs liked Ward's version so much that he added a rap to the track to complement her soulful vocal. In case you're wondering, Ward's initials aren't a tribute to ZZ Top or Z.Z. Hill, it's just a shortened version of her given name, Zsuzsanna, also the name of her Mother and Hungarian grandmother.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2012
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087276775
  • Catalog Number: 001721492
  • Sales rank: 9,932

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Til the Casket Drops (3:05)
  2. 2 Put the Gun Down (2:50)
  3. 3 Blue Eyes Blind (3:26)
  4. 4 Home (3:42)
  5. 5 Cryin Wolf (4:02)
  6. 6 Save My Life (3:20)
  7. 7 Last Love Song (3:31)
  8. 8 Lil Darlin (3:34)
  9. 9 Move Like U Stole It (3:19)
  10. 10 Criminal (3:51)
  11. 11 If I Could Be Her (2:50)
  12. 12 Charlie Ain't Home (3:36)
  13. 13 365 Days (3:29)
  14. 14 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
ZZ Ward Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Bass, Percussion, Keyboards
Brian Ray Guitar
Ryan Tedder Percussion, Piano, Drums, Timpani
Nick Hennessey Piano
Theron "Neff U" Feemster Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Brent Kutzle Percussion, Piano, Cello, Drums, Viola, Timpani
Thomas Drayton Bass
Ludwig Goransson Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Erick Walls Guitar, Soloist
Richard Parry Piano, Keyboards
Fitz Bass, Piano, Strings, Drums
Chuck Bein Guitar
Brendan Joyce Bass
Rich Parry Drums
Jp Keller Organ, Bass, Guitar
Greg Landfair Jr. Drums
Reid Muchow Drums
Peter Lee Johnson Violin
Maceo Haymes Guitar, Vocals
Carter Lang Bass
Technical Credits
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Programming, Producer
Jill Tengan Engineer
Mio Vukovic Executive Producer
Joe Zook Engineer
Lincoln Wheeler Marketing
James Murray Engineer
Enny Joo Art Direction
Kevin Augunas Sonics, Vocal Engineer
Rob Kleiner Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Ryan Tedder Producer
Theron "Neff U" Feemster Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Brent Kutzle Producer
Jesse Lee Creative Consultant
Ludwig Goransson Programming, Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Richard Parry Programming
Fitz Programming, Producer, Engineer
B. Freeman Composer
Blended Babies Arranger, Programming, Producer
Jesse Lee Creative Consultant
Jared Rich Engineer
ZZ Ward Executive Producer
Rich Parry Programming
Jp Keller Programming
E. Ingersoll Composer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart Composer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Engineer
Robert Horn Engineer
Gavin Paddock Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Greg Landfair Jr. Programming
Derek Ali Engineer
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