Stacey Solomon’s debut album has certainly been a long time coming.The lovable Dagenham darling captured the hearts of the British public with her bubbly personality and enchanting smile 6 years ago, coming 3rd in the 6th series of the UK’s favourite talent show – The X Factor. she was certainly not going to be forgotten! After having success on various other TV shows including The Jump., sing if you can with Keith Lemon, The Love machine with Chris Moyles and of course being crowned Queen of the Jungle in the 10th season of ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here’ the songbird has finally found the right time to release her debut album – Shy.
With a lead single of the same name kicking things off reminding us just how enchanting the young singer’s voice is. The soft whispery vocals and almost jazzy beat are the perfect combination for a dreamy single but not too timid to miss the commercial market, co-written by pop’s very own princess of the moment Rita Ora this single is set to turn heads.
The album has quite a variety of sounds throughout the playlist which is great for shaking things up, although a few of the songs are slower like ‘Gravity’, ‘only you will do’ ‘Perfect You’ and ‘Too late to love me now’ they are easy on the ears and provide the perfect soundtrack to a calm summer relaxation session, almost resurrecting the 1960s classic and sexy jazz vibe. Then thrown into the mix are a few faster, foot tapping melodies with catchy guitar riffs that have a bit of an Olly Murs, Amy Winehouse and even Lily Allen kind of feel about them. My favourites are both ‘My big mistake’ and ‘I walk the line’ which will definitely be on the summer playlist!
The album is the ideal blend of intensity, sophistication and fun and it’s great to see both sides of Stacey; that energetic, enthusiastic girl we all can’t help but smile with and the woman who at just 25 has so much experience and emotion behind her the lyrics of love and heartache really ring true, plus her vocals for such a petite lady really compliment the feminine strength being portrayed!