With the Music I Die

With the Music I Die

by Wynter Gordon
     
 
Mirroring the career path of Jessie J, V.V. Brown, and Keri Hilson, New York singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon steps out from behind the scenes, where she penned tracks for the likes of Flo Rida, David Guetta, and

Overview

Mirroring the career path of Jessie J, V.V. Brown, and Keri Hilson, New York singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon steps out from behind the scenes, where she penned tracks for the likes of Flo Rida, David Guetta, and Jennifer Lopez, and finally takes the limelight for herself with her first album, With the Music I Die. Unlike her fellow moonlighters' soul-pop efforts, Gordon's debut is purely aimed at the dancefloor, with all but one of its ten tracks (the clattering R&B of "Back to You") packed full of thumping beats, anthemic synths, and pulsing basslines. Luckily, Gordon's established songwriting pedigree ensures that the constant floor-filling vibes avoid descending into generic "having fun in the club" Black Eyed Peas territory, as she cleverly maintains the "life is music" theme on the euphoric trance-pop of "Til Death" ("til death do we party"), seductively reels off a list of bedroom fantasies on the suggestive moans and Calvin Harris-esque riffs of Australian chart-topper "Dirty Talk," and playfully cajoles her "sugar daddy" on the tongue-in-cheek electro of "Buy My Love." Also keeping things fresh is the impressive array of star producers on board, such as Empire of the Sun's Nick Littlemore, who replicates his trademark bittersweet '80s-tinged pop on the unashamedly retro "Still Getting Younger," Puerto Rican DJ Robbie Rivera, whose kaleidoscopic new age-inspired synths provide a suitably chilled-out feel to album closer "In the Morning," and surprisingly, '90s Swedish Europop outfit Ace of Base, who abandon their usual faux-reggae in favor of Spanish flamenco on the infectious holiday anthem-in-waiting "Rumba." There are a few formulaic numbers such as the Kylie-aping robotic disco of "Drunk on Your Love" and the Clubland-by-numbers sound of "All My Life," but as Gordon is blessed with an impressive Leona Lewis-ish set of lungs and an inventive way with words, With the Music I Die is still a cut above your usual "mostly filler, little killer" dance-pop record, which could well propel her into the same league as the artists she helped to create hits for.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2011
Label:
Wea Int'l
UPC:
9340650009796
catalogNumber:
5000979
Rank:
94143

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynter Gordon   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Axwell   Various
Robbie Rivera   Keyboards
Billy Paul Williams   Keyboards
Tom Neville   Drums,Keyboards
Jordan Houyez   Vocals
Gregory Ferguson   Keyboards,Rhythm

Technical Credits

Juan Negrete   Engineer
Ace of Base   Producer
Kevin McCall   Composer
Colleen Fitzpatrick   Composer
Tony Corey   Marketing
Keith White   Management
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Mike Caren   Composer,Producer,Direction
Axwell   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Robbie Rivera   Composer,Producer
Pnau   Producer
Nicole Morier   Composer
Lanre Gaba   Administration
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Eric Wong   Management
Tom Neville   Composer,Producer
Dernst Emile   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ghost Track   Producer
Carolyn Tracey   Package Production
Andrew Luftman   Direction
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Joshua Skubel   Package Production
Denzal Park   Remixing,Additional Production
Andreas Klingberg   Composer
Miriam Nervo   Composer,Vocal Producer
Peter Mayes   Composer,Engineer
Nicholas Littlemore   Composer
Wynter Gordon   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Olivia Nervo   Composer,Vocal Producer
Jordan Houyez   Composer,Producer
Lynn Gonzalez   Legal Advisor
Djibril Kagni   Composer,Producer
Kristjan Dogar   Composer
Aryanna Platt   Administration
Nervo   Engineer
Gregory Ferguson   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Norman Keith White   Composer,Producer
Saska Becker   Composer,Producer
Pomme Chan   Illustrations
Fredrik Rogberg   Composer
Joseph Hendler   Engineer
Gina Tucci   Executive Producer,Direction

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