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New Music Alert – Cassadee Pope

Ladies and gentlmen, Cassadee Pope has arrived.

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The Season 3 winner, and Blake Shelton prodigy, returned to the stage that made her famous on Tuesday night’s episode of The Voice.  Cassadee Pope performed a new single off of her much-anticpated forthcoming album entitled “Wasting All These Tears” in front of her presumably proud former coaches. 

The 23-year old Florida native looked a little nervous, but seemed to really come into her own as the song progressed.  Her performance (which can you watch below) was quite the production, and full of emotion, as it seems like The Voice star only knows how to go big or go home.  And Cassadee looked gorgeous in a silver-glittery frock and heel ensemble as she waded through the misty fog. 

It seems like Cassadee is approaching music in a genre all of her own as her song is a true hybrid – an upbeat tempo mix of pop-rock with a blend of country.  It’s catchy and fun to sing along to, and it doesn’t hurt that its break-up theme is relatable for thousands of girls across the country.  Cassadee has a ton of potential to shake things up in music.   Her Avril-esque voice and bridges are refreshing, and I think we are on the verge of watching a true star emerge.  

Cassadee’s new album is supposed to drop later this year.  RPW will keep you posted. 

The Voice is one proud parent.

 

Check out Cassadee and a ton of other featured artists including Fitz and the Tantrums, Fall Out Boy, the cast of Nashville, T-Minus productions, and more on our Weekly Rock Spotify Playlist & be sure to subscribe!

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Weekly Rock! – June 6

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Ever find a song you absolutely, cannot stop listening to?  The Weekly Rock is a list of tunes we can’t get out of our head.  Check out the playlist on Spotify and be sure to subscribe!

Ashley’s Picks

  1. 6am – Fitz and the Tantrums
  2. I Could’ve Been Your Girl – She & Him
  3. Out of My League – Fitz and the Tantrums
  4. On the Attack – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  5. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  6. Against the Grain – City and Colour
  7. Futures – Jimmy Eat World
  8. Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
  9. Fools Gold – Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  11. Need Your Live (Acoustic) – The Temper Trap
  12. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
  2. Sky High Honey – Matt Nathanson
    New Matt Nathanson!
  3. Distance – Christina Perri ft. Jason Mraz
    This is my favorite Jason Mraz duet since Details in the Fabric with James Morrison.  The lyrics are beautiful, the harmonies are perfect, and um, it’s Jason.
  4. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – Glee Cast (Chord Overstreet and Blake Jenner)
    Yes, I still watch Glee.  Why haven’t Sam and Ryder had more duets?
  5. Ho Hey – Nashville Cast (Lennon & Maisy)
    Excellent cover.
  6. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – The Maine ft. Adam Lazzara
    Again, excellent cover (this was not intentional)
  7. Love Letter – Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes
  8. No Sugar in My Coffee – Caught a Ghost
  9. Ball and Biscuit – The White Stripes
  10. Sex – The 1975
  11. Shake It – Metro Station
    When I was moving in, my family and I had a 30-second dance break to this song.  It’s so good!
  12. Alone Together – Fall Out Boy

Jenn’s Picks

  1. You Are The Only One I Love by Jaymay
  2. Santeria by Sublime
    Something about this song just makes me feel summer.
  3. Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
    I noticed that some of my music choices are heavily influenced by my grief over the Red Wedding..
  4. Coffee by Copeland
  5. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
    Tragic Westerosi Kingdom…
  6. How Low by Ludacris
  7. Moment 4 Life by Nicki Minaj with Drake*
  8. She Will by Lil Wayne with Drake*
  9. Make Me Proud by Drake with Nicki Minaj*
  10. Swimming Pools (Drank) by Kendrick Lamar
  11. I’m on One by DJ Khaled with Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne*
  12. Wasting All These Tears by Cassadee Pope
    This is Cassadee’s much-anticipated brand new single and I have to admit, I’m in love. Can’t wait for the album.

My song choices for #6-11 were all produced by our most recent Monday Man Candy , T-Minus. Four of those songs topped the U.S. Hip-Hop/R&B Charts. They are marked with an asterisk.


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Weekly Rock – March 29, 2013

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Ever find a song you absolutely, cannot stop listening to?  The Weekly Rock is a list of tunes we can’t get out of our head.  Check out the playlist on Spotify and be sure to subscribe!

Ashley’s Picks

  1. Only Love by Ben Howard
    This album is so natural and beautiful. I’ve had it on repeat all week, his music videos are just wonderful as well.
  2. You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional by The Lone Bellow
    Appalachian transplants in Brooklyn.
  3. Put the Gun Down by ZZ Ward
  4. Pusher Love Girl by Justin Timberlake
    I really shouldn’t have to explain this one.  Jessica Biel is one lucky lady.
  5. A Tattered Line of String by The Postal Service
  6. Sleeping Ute by Grizzly Bear
  7. My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me by Little Green Cars
  8. Rye Whiskey by Punch Brothers
    Nothing reminds me of an Appalachian Summer quite like the Punch Brothers.
  9. O.N.E. by Yeasayer
    This is a serious feel good jam and the anthem to my life at the moment.
  10. Let Me Back In by Rilo Kiley
  11. Show Me by Bruno Mars
    The song, the man, the words…………………
  12. Lingering Still by She and Him
    I’d like to think of this song as prep music for a Jamaica trip that is right on the horizon.

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. No Such Thing by John Mayer
  2. Runaround Sue by Dion and the Belmonts
    When spring time is around the corner, I want oldies and beach music to get me ready for warm weather.
  3. Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys
  4. Trembling Hands by Explosions in the Sky
  5. Use Somebody by Pickin’ On Series
    There’s something very earnest about this cover of Use Somebody.  Anyone else loving the Pickin’ On Series?
  6. She’s Long Gone by The Black Keys
  7. Level by The Raconteurs
  8. Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips
    My favorite song off the Phillip Phillips album, video premiered recently.
  9. I Want You by Bob Dylan
  10. Slow it Down by The Lumineers
  11. Bad Habit by Sarah Darling
  12. If You Want it to be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy) by Backstreet Boys
    I added this to my workout playlist a few weeks ago and I can’t stop listening to it.  And let’s face it ladies, truer words have never been spoken.

Jenn’s Picks

  1. Same Love feat. Mary Lambert by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    This song is beautiful and very appropriate this week as the SCOTUS is currently debating gay rights
  2. These Foolish Things by Emmy Rossum
    Emmy Rossum’s voice is sultry and wonderful on this cover of the 1930s classic tune. Check out her new album, Sentimental Journey, here
  3. I Love It feat. Charli XCX by Icona Pop
    I’m obsessed with this song and guess what, I don’t care!
  4. Loud Love by Good Old War
  5. Count On Me by Bruno Mars
  6. Babel by Mumford & Sons
  7. Last Night by The Strokes
  8. Spaceship Coupe by Justin Timberlake
    I’d gladly fly away with JT
  9. In My Life by The Beatles
  10. From Finner by Of Monsters & Men
  11. Stubborn Love by The Lumineers
  12. Stupid Boy – The Voice Performance by Cassadee Pope
    Here is my favorite performance from Season 3 in honor of the Season 4 premiere of The Voice