Monday, July 20, 2009

VV Brown review on JC Report

Put A Record On: V.V. Brown's Retro Indie
July 20th, 2009 | London

V.V. Brown breaks the mold of female solo artists with debut album Travelling Like The Light. While her contemporaries rely on pop-friendly electro beats, this British-Caribbean beauty offers a catchy mix of doo-wop indie along with her note-worthy fashion sense.

The '50s-esque pop is coupled with an impressive rockabilly quiff, which has made Brown a musical force to be reckoned with. And, as an ex-song writer for the likes of Sugababes and Pussycat Dolls, Brown deals with her newfound fame in a mature way. Like Janelle Monae, she impresses with the pure pop sound of "Shark In The Water," while "Back In Time" has a more scaled down sound and "Crazy Amazing" boasts a simple but infectious piano melody.

Like most great pop albums, Travelling Like The Light is inspired by a broken heart and a dysfunctional relationship, but lucky for us Brown has turned her sorrows into joy!

Travelling Like The Light is out now, more info at

—David Hellqvist

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