With the Music I Die

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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...
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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/2011
  • Label: Wea Int'l
  • EAN: 9340650009796
  • Catalog Number: 5000979
  • Sales rank: 82,667

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Til Death (3:00)
  2. 2 Dirty Talk (3:17)
  3. 3 Don't Stop Me (3:37)
  4. 4 Buy My Love (3:08)
  5. 5 Still Getting Younger (3:44)
  6. 6 Drunk On Your Love (3:25)
  7. 7 All My Life (3:36)
  8. 8 Rumba (2:52)
  9. 9 Back To You (3:00)
  10. 10 In The Morning (4:04)
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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
Rick Essig Mastering
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Kevin McCall Composer
Colleen Fitzpatrick Composer
Tony Corey Marketing
Keith White Associate Executive Producer, Management
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Mike Caren Composer, Producer, Direction
Axwell Composer, Producer, Engineer
Robbie Rivera Composer, Producer, Mastering
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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