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EDITORS’ NOTES

On her sophomore album, Emmy Rossum finds a song for each month of the year as she travels across a wide-ranging musical landscape. Sentimental Journey lets the singer/actress explore the Broadway and blues sounds of the pre–World War II era, as well as pop and country material from the '60s. Her experience as the leading lady in the film adaptation of the musical Phantom of the Opera serves her well here. Just as importantly, she approaches the album’s songs with an open mind and a warm heart, breathing new life into tunes from simpler days. Rossum dives into lovable chestnuts like “The Object of My Affection” and “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover” with zest (and hardly a trace of irony). She recalls the vocal shimmer of The Andrews Sisters on “I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time” and catches a bit of Frank Sinatra’s bittersweet swing in “Summer Wind.” From the bluesy longing of “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” to the pop bounce of “Things” and the countrypolitan pathos of “Pretty Paper,” Rossum runs a gamut of styles while using her stellar abilities as an interpreter.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her sophomore album, Emmy Rossum finds a song for each month of the year as she travels across a wide-ranging musical landscape. Sentimental Journey lets the singer/actress explore the Broadway and blues sounds of the pre–World War II era, as well as pop and country material from the '60s. Her experience as the leading lady in the film adaptation of the musical Phantom of the Opera serves her well here. Just as importantly, she approaches the album’s songs with an open mind and a warm heart, breathing new life into tunes from simpler days. Rossum dives into lovable chestnuts like “The Object of My Affection” and “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover” with zest (and hardly a trace of irony). She recalls the vocal shimmer of The Andrews Sisters on “I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time” and catches a bit of Frank Sinatra’s bittersweet swing in “Summer Wind.” From the bluesy longing of “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” to the pop bounce of “Things” and the countrypolitan pathos of “Pretty Paper,” Rossum runs a gamut of styles while using her stellar abilities as an interpreter.

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About Emmy Rossum

At the time of her first album release in 2007, 21-year-old Emmy Rossum had already carved out an impressive career as a singer and actor. Born September 12, 1986, in New York City, Rossum was an only child who was discovered by her grade-school choir director to have perfect pitch. This discovery led to an audition and her five-year tenure as a member of Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus, where Rossum sang with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, among others, and performed in several operas. At age 12, she left the chorus to pursue an acting career, which began immediately when she landed a role on the television show Law & Order. Later, she found work in various made-for-TV movies and a recurring role on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns before landing her first big-screen role in Songcatcher alongside Dolly Parton, with whom Rossum also sang a duet on the movie's soundtrack. Rossum followed with various roles including a part in Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Mystic River, a lead in The Day After Tomorrow, and a Golden Globe-nominated performance for her turn as Christine in the movie adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. In 2006, Rossum took to the studio to make a pop album with producers Glen Ballard, Stuart Brawley, and Moby; titled Inside Out, Rossum's debut was released in October 2007 on Geffen. In 2009, Rossum began starring in the Showtime drama series Shameless. In 2013, she delivered her sophomore album, Sentimental Journey, which featured a selection of standards from the '20s to the '60s. ~ Gregory McIntosh

  • ORIGIN
    New York, NY
  • BORN
    Sep 12, 1986

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