Rosalyn Candy (New Album Alert!)
Daddy B. Nice's #127 ranked Southern Soul Artist
Rosalyn Candy (New Album Alert!)
March 1, 2021:
NEW ALBUM ALERT!:Buy Rosalyn Candy's new MOOD SWINGS CD at Apple.
MOOD SWINGS TRACK LIST:1. If They Only Knew
2. Love to Love You
3. Mood Swings
4. Jody Jr.
6. Funky Forty Reply
7. Nobody Said
Daddy B. Nice notes:Rosalyn Candy debuted as a southern soul artist on Louisiana producer Beat Flippa's landmark collection of various artists, BEAT FLIPPA: I GOT THE BLUES VOL.1, in 2015, one of a trio of then unknown female vocalists including Miss Portia and Veronica Ra'elle. Rosalyn Candy was the first to record a solo CD (scroll down this page for her debut review), and now she steps forward with her sophomore effort, a brief but assured outing titled Mood Swings.
Candy could have fleshed out this EP-like set with any number of former singles---for example, "Southern Soul Party," "I Came To Dance," or "Boom Shaka Laka", making quite a distinguished album. Instead, she serves up a group of fresh new tunes focused on the day-to-day struggles of a hip, decisive (and sometimes foul-mouthed) young woman. And, for the most part, it works well.
Headlining the set is "Funky Forty Reply," another, formerly-released single and by far Candy's most popular song to date. Although it fits into the overall theme of a successful young woman dealing with young men of various sorts, southern soul aficionados will recognize it at once as the worthy and entertaining successor to Best Debut Artist Of 2020 Arthur Young's "Funky Forty," the single that launched his career.
"Just because you gave me forty dollars," (Rosalyn sings)
"Let's not pretend
That the money you gave me
Gonna make me a freaky friend."
Actually, I discovered Arthur Young through Rosalyn Candy's cover song "reply" while scrolling through YouTube one day a year ago.
The rest of the CD features new material that legitimizes Rosalyn Candy's growing artistic maturity and compositional talents in tunes like "If They Only Knew" and "Captions". "Love To Love You" a kindly demurral from a woman to the sexual advances of man, and "Jody Jr.," a spicy, explicit put-down of another man, stand out as singles with promise.
Unfortunately, the title cut "Mood Swings" doesn't fare as well, especially if you heard---as I did---a far more spectacular song called "Mood Swings" by a new artist named Gwen Yvette a few months ago.
But while Rosalyn's "Mood Swings" suffers from the competition, her May 2020-charting single "Nobody Said (It Was Going To Be Easy)" has aged very well. It's inspiring---"Lean On Me" type of song---and a Rosalyn Candy classic.
Listen to all the tracks from Rosalyn Candy's new MOOD SWINGS album on YouTube.
Buy Rosalyn Candy's new MOOD SWINGS CD at Apple.
Listen to Rosalyn Candy's new MOOD SWINGS album on Spotify.
--Daddy B. Nice
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