Alex Hepburn - Together Alone (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Alex Hepburn - Together Alone (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alex Hepburn - Together Alone (2013/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:39 minutes | 938 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The debut album from singer/songwriter Alex Hepburn, 2013's Together Alone, features the British artist's soulful pop sound. Inspired by classic blues, rock, and R&B, Hepburn worked with producer Jimmy Hogarth (Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall) and Gary Clark (Natalie Imbruglia, Demi Lovato) to craft the album around her passionate vocals. Included on Together Alone are such singles as "Under", "Miss Misery", "Broken Record", and "Pain Is", which was co-penned by 4 Non Blondes' Linda Perry.

Alex Hepburn - Together Alone (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Riding on the crest of the girl band wave following the colossal success of the Spice Girls, four-piece Hepburn are one of the few acts to pursue a more rock-led direction. Unlike the short-lived Thunderbugs and 21st Century Girls, they have avoided the dumper long enough to actually release an album. Their self-titled debut might be a little too lightweight to convert the cynical NME audience, but it's far more substantial than what most of their contemporaries have to offer. The joyous lead single "I Quit, is perhaps one of the best debut girl band singles of the '90s. Originally written for Natalie Imbruglia, its melodic acoustic verses and feisty chorus embodies Girl Power at its rock-pop finest and deservedly gave them a Top Ten hit. With its radio-friendly sheen, it's easy to see why they've been compared to power pop girl bands like the Bangles, but the rest of the album reveals their influences reach much more into alternative territory. The opening guitar riff of "Bugs" apes Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the crunching lo-fi sound of "Deep Deep Down" echoes early Garbage, while "I Can't Cry" could have been lifted from any Brit-pop album. Indeed, the band seem far more comfortable when their amps are turned up than when they attempt pure pop. The bubblegum chorus of "My Old Love" seems to have wandered in from a B*Witched record while the jangly "Here Comes Napoleon" verges on twee. And while Jamie Benson's unusual voice is certainly distinctive enough to give the band an identity, her strong Cockney accent and childlike tones often jar with the more guitar-heavy tracks. But overall, the issue of whether they're manufactured or not is pretty irrelevant. They're far more convincing than a lot of indie bands and are a refreshing alternative for anyone wanting their girl bands with a bit more edge.

Tracklist:

01 - Miss Misery
02 - Bad Girl
03 - Broken Record
04 - Pain Is
05 - Get Heavy
06 - Love To Love You
07 - Reckless
08 - Angelina
09 - Under (Pop Version)
10 - Hold Me
11 - Two Point Four
12 - Under (Radio Version)

Analyzed: Alex Hepburn / Together Alone
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR7 -0.50 dB -9.14 dB 3:00 01-Miss Misery (Mastered for iTunes)
DR8 -0.50 dB -10.92 dB 3:14 02-Bad Girl (Mastered for iTunes)
DR8 -0.50 dB -11.40 dB 2:54 03-Broken Record (Mastered for iTunes)
DR7 -1.20 dB -12.73 dB 3:56 04-Pain Is (Mastered for iTunes)
DR8 -0.50 dB -9.63 dB 3:48 05-Get Heavy (Mastered for iTunes)
DR7 -0.50 dB -9.57 dB 3:59 06-Love To Love You (Mastered for iTunes)
DR9 -0.50 dB -12.29 dB 4:15 07-Reckless (Mastered for iTunes)
DR6 -0.50 dB -9.61 dB 3:53 08-Angelina (Mastered for Itunes)
DR6 -0.50 dB -9.75 dB 3:58 09-Under (Mastered for iTunes) (Pop Version)
DR6 -2.55 dB -11.20 dB 3:15 10-Hold Me (Mastered for iTunes)
DR10 -0.50 dB -11.36 dB 3:29 11-Two Point Four (Mastered for iTunes)
DR4 -0.70 dB -7.13 dB 3:59 12-Under (Mastered for iTunes) (Radio Version)
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3164 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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