10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Once you get past the somewhat predictable opening single "Bad for Me," Danielle Peck's second studio album is hardly sophomoric in quality. "Brick By Brick" peels off with a banjo intro before kick-starting like a Keith Urban hit, implementing rootsy gear like vintage guitars plugged into old tube amps and a warm sounding Hammond B-3 organ. The title track shifts gears from new traditional twang to a more country-pop oriented number that's catchy enough to stay in your head long after the first listen. Peck's smoky timbered vocal prowess really opens up on the moving "Do It for Me." The Rachel Proctor-penned "Get You Back" blends weepy honky-tonk balladry in the verses with frisky, up-tempo, country-rocking choruses making for a delightfully bipolar tune. (Peck sings this one noticeably better than the original version that appears on Proctor's 2004 album Where I Belong.) "Lay Back Down" is a playful and seductive number where Peck's endearingly roused voice lures a lover back to bed, and on "That's What Angels Do" her vocals triumph over a formulaic stadium serenade.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Once you get past the somewhat predictable opening single "Bad for Me," Danielle Peck's second studio album is hardly sophomoric in quality. "Brick By Brick" peels off with a banjo intro before kick-starting like a Keith Urban hit, implementing rootsy gear like vintage guitars plugged into old tube amps and a warm sounding Hammond B-3 organ. The title track shifts gears from new traditional twang to a more country-pop oriented number that's catchy enough to stay in your head long after the first listen. Peck's smoky timbered vocal prowess really opens up on the moving "Do It for Me." The Rachel Proctor-penned "Get You Back" blends weepy honky-tonk balladry in the verses with frisky, up-tempo, country-rocking choruses making for a delightfully bipolar tune. (Peck sings this one noticeably better than the original version that appears on Proctor's 2004 album Where I Belong.) "Lay Back Down" is a playful and seductive number where Peck's endearingly roused voice lures a lover back to bed, and on "That's What Angels Do" her vocals triumph over a formulaic stadium serenade.

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About Danielle Peck

Danielle Peck sang in both bar bands and the local church choir while growing up in North Carolina and Ohio, a fitting mix for a girl whose first single, "I Don't," cheekily mixed religion with slow-burn honky tonk. 2005's "I Don't" was Peck's Big Machine/Show Dog Nashville debut, though she'd been in Nashville for a few years before that, scrapping to get noticed, waitressing to get by, and eventually landing a songwriting deal. That led to the contract with Big Machine/Show Dog and the single push; her full-length debut, Danielle Peck, appeared in 2006. ~ Johnny Loftus

HOMETOWN
Jacksonville, NC
GENRE
Country
BORN
September 14, 1978

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