Laura Bell Bundy Drops Debut CD Achin' and Shakin' on 4/13! Hurry for Pre-Order!
With two sides to every story, there are definitely two to the story of singer-songwriter Laura Bell Bundy’s daring Mercury Records debut release, Achin’ and Shakin’. Laura Bell Bundy slid past the usual “Music Row” approach for country albums.She has created a bold concept album that is essentially two separate albums within one project.
The album’s title aptly describes the project’s division:
Achin’ is a collection of slow, sultry country songs; Shakin’ is a group of sassy songs that are equal parts humor, confidence and attitude. Achin’ presents a modern-day mixture of Loretta Lynn, Minnie Pearl and Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw; the other unveils country’s answer to Norah Jones.
The romantic “Drop On By” oozes sensuality as she beckons a lover to visit. “Drop On By” will be the featured track from the “Achin'” side of her release. We are going to premiere the video for “Drop On By” on Monday with CMT and CMT.com. You will get a better idea of the range of music covered by this highly talented ,Tony Nominated actress/singer.
“Drop On By”
Both the upbeat and the balladic sections pay homage to traditional country and soul music with a reinterpretation featuring modern production. “‘Two records, one woman’ is my motto,” jokes Laura Bell Bundy, who penned all but one of the songs on the album.
“I have two different sides of my personality,” she explains. “I have a crazy, wild, humorous, outspoken personality, and then I have a depth that only opens up when I am alone or with one other person, and that is captured with this album. I really couldn’t do one without the other.”
The debut single, “Giddy On Up,” is a fun, upbeat and sassy kiss-off to a cheating lover,
“I listen to music depending upon the mood that I’m in. If I want to chill out, I will listen to certain music and almost make a playlist for it. If I am running or driving and want to hear up-paced music, I listen to different songs, so I created a two-sided album.”
It’s not a surprise that Laura Bell Bundy has shattered the usual formulas. Originally she was the first actress to portray Elle Woods in the Broadway musical Legally Blonde for which she was a Tony Award nominee. She also originated the role of Amber Von Tussle in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Hairspray and played Glinda in the smash hit Wicked.
.Like two of her idols Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, she traveled the musical highway that spans from Nashville to New York’s famed Broadway–now going national and international with her own personal sound and life commentary with this new CD. Buy it now!!
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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