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MUSIC REVIEW: ROZZI – Berry [EP]

Label: BMG

Release Date: April 22, 2022

Rating: 100%

Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

Another EP rolled across my email during tax season and planted itself in my ears and has remained there waiting for a proper listen and review to flow from my speakers, through my hands, and across the web.  This six-track collection has different textures and grooves all pulled together creating a great sampling of what Rozzi is capable of.  Disc opener “I Guess I’m The Bad Guy Now” has an almost ethereal feel to it underneath and entwined with the keyboard driven musical component, but the lead vocal grabs you, draws you in, and keeps you listening for three minutes.  The lyric is very baring, but the emotional delivery Rozzi places on the vocal takes the song to the next level.  “Consequences” is a cool funk-filled track that is what I imagine rock dance music sounds like, if turned up and unleashed on a packed club’s capacity dance floor with everyone whipping themselves into a hot mess together.  Toss in some killer guitar work from the one and only Nile Rodgers and you get magic.  I find myself going back top this track repeatedly when thumbing through my Amazon playlist thanks to the contagious chorus, the catchy guitars, and bass lines, and Rozzi’s syrup thick vocal.  “ffflow” slows the pace and lets you dive into the deep waters of Rozzi’s vocal abilities full of breathy leads into the chorus, R&B filled vibrato and cadence during the chorus, and lofty vocals that seems to run up and down across her range from moment to moment.  The vibe of this track gets you singing along, swaying to the music, and even snapping along to the rhythm.  “Berry” is a lighter track sonically that helps tie some of the different tracks, sounds, and grooves together compliments of her killer vocal, the cool acoustic guitar accompaniment, and the overall vibe of the track that grows beyond its 2:42 run time with each listen.  “Rock Bottom” leans back into an R&B vibe that supports her vocal with each heavy word and sound she delivers.  Rozzi’s grasp of her music, identity, and ability is ever present on this song, as it is with each word, lyric, and vocal on the EP.  There are so many reasons to dig this short collection and “Rock Bottom” is just another notch in her musical headboard.  Disc closer “Clouds” drags out her amazing vocal and swirls it with some guitars, a driving keyboard, perfectly timed percussion, and thumping bass that provides the perfect support for the track.  The song is another track I find myself imaging blasting through a club’s sound system getting everyone dancing where they stand or sit.  If Rozzi is the future of R&B driven music with different textures and sounds, sign me up NOW.  I cannot wait to see what comes next and am looking forward to a chance of getting sweaty on one of those crowded club dance floors enjoying these tunes bumping through some speakers or better yet a live show.

Tracklisting: I Guess I’m The Bad Guy Now – Consequences – ffflow – Berry – Rock Bottom – Clouds

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Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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