Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Artist Watch: Everything and In-Between With Stacy Barthe
Stacy Barthe is one of those artists that received an instant like even before I pushed play on anything. As rare as that is, Barthe is well-worth the risk simply because she's one singer/songwriter who has paid her dues behind the scenes putting fellow artist's needs before her own. From her resume you can see that the Atlanta-based, Brookyln born vocalist has been the pen behind the hits from today's hot poppers like Kelly Rowland, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Frank Ocean and Rihanna (just to name a few). Yet, now is the time for Barthe to step in the spotlight, as her solo career is now gaining some momentum across the blogosphere, and all for good reason. Once you hear the effortless ebb and flow of her voice, you'll be wondering (like myself) what took so long to have Barthe on your music junkie radar.
Back in 2010, Barthe released the impeccable (freebie) collection, Sincerely Yours, which featured Ocean on a guest spot, as well as few yummy tracks, like single, "Never Did", and personal favorites, "Not Like I Used To..." and "Let It Be". All wonderful, and all showing off R&B Barthe's way, which get's three gold star stickers.
Incidentally, today, Barthe is releasing her second EP, In The In-Between, which features a delectable slice called, "No Strings Attached" as well as guest spots from John Legend and Melanie Fiona, and all available for a sweet price on iTunes. As I have gabbed enough, you may proceed to begin to get into some Stacy Barthe....
No Strings Attached
Not Like I Used To...
Let It Be