Usually, when a musician experiences a traumatic event in his or her life, they can seek refuge in their art, and/or use the experience to influence the direction of their next project. And that is exactly what singer/guitarist Aimee Allen has done on her 2009 release, Little Happiness. The victim of a random gang assault outside of an L.A. recording studio, Allen eventually recuperated, but the traumatic event affected her music, which now is sonically comparable to Gwen Stefani fronting Sublime. In other words, there's an unmistakable reggae-pop tinge to the proceedings, especially on such tracks as "Change in Weather" and "On Vacation" (the latter of which sounds like a jab at former boyfriend Scott Russo of Unwritten Law). Interestingly, although Little Happiness evokes summery vibes, it was recorded in Indiana during an especially cold winter. Regardless, fans of light and tuneful reggae-pop should find a Little Happiness here.
Performance CreditsAimee Allen Primary Artist
Ryan Adkins Bass,Vocals,Baritone Ukulele
Patrick Harshbarger Guitar (Nylon String)
Ben Rosen Bass,Guitar
Devon Golder Vocals
Technical CreditsLinda Perry Composer
Justin Stanley Composer
Ryan Adkins Producer,Engineer
Scott Russo Composer
Brad Nowell Composer
Brian Porizek Art Direction
Ben Rosen Producer
Thomas "Baraka" Dicandia Composer
Lucian Piane Composer
Travis Howard Composer
Aimee Allen Composer
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A Little Happiness based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I had never heard of Aimee Allen before i picked up her Cd at Barnes and noble and listened to a few tacks. I liked what i heard so i brought it. I really like her and listen to the Cd often. She has a easy, upbeat sound, but soft enough to have as background music. The name of the Cd is very fitting, being everytime i listen to the Cd it brings me a little happiness!