Emmy Rossum to take us on a 'Sentimental Journey'


Multi-talented & gorgeous Emmy Rossum is finally releasing her second album "Sentimental Journey" on January 29th in time for the new season premiere of Shameless. The new album will have 12 covers of classic songs from the 20's-60's, unlike her 2007 album "Inside Out" which she co-wrote the songs on.

We are pleased to announce that Emmy Rossum has been signed to Warner Bros Records! Rossum will release a collection of covers of classic songs that span the ‘20s to the ‘60s entitled Sentimental Journey on January 29th, 2013. You can pre-order the album now on Amazon or in the online store here.

The album’s highlights include its title track, which was a No. 1 hit for Les Brown and His Band of Renown with Doris Day as the vocalist in 1945; “These Foolish Things,” a ’30s standard that has been recorded by everyone from Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby to Rod Stewart and Michael Bublé; “Summer Wind,” which was popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1966; and “I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time,” which was a Top 5 hit for the Andrews Sisters in 1941.

“I grew up surrounded by classical music singing in the Children's Chorus at The Metropolitan Opera and when I would come home, the house was filled with the voices of Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, and Judy Garland,” Rossum says. “For as long as I can remember, my mother would sing ‘Apple Blossom Time’ to me as a bedtime lullaby. Classics, jazz, and standards really infused my childhood and so it felt quite natural to finally make this record.” Last winter, Rossum hit upon the idea to make an album that felt like a musical calendar, an album that would take listeners on an emotional journey through the 12 months of the year. “Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month,” Rossum explains. “Some songs were obvious fits, like ‘Summer Wind’ for June, ‘Apple Blossom Time’ for May, ‘Autumn Leaves’ for October, and ‘Pretty Paper’ for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose ‘Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)’ for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months.”

Recorded over three days at The Village in Los Angeles, Sentimental Journey was produced by Rossum’s friend Stuart Brawley, who also co-wrote and produced her 2007 album Inside Out. “I wanted the record to sound authentically of the era, which is why I had all the musicians play live together in one room while I sang on a vintage mic in the vocal booth,” Rossum says. “I love the sound of 1920’s records, like the Bessie Smith songs I grew up listening to, which is why we mastered to tape. I wanted the record to have the harmonic influences of The Andrews Sisters and the swing of Sinatra records, but wanted it to also feel authentically me.”

The track-listing for Sentimental Journey is as follows:

"Sentimental Journey" (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
"The Object Of My Affection" (Pinky Tomlin)
"I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover "(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
"These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)" (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
"(I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time" (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
"Summer Wind" (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
"Many Tears Ago" (Winfield Scott)
"All I Do Is Dream Of You" (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" (Jimmy Cox)
"Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
"Things" (Bobby Darin)
"Pretty Paper" (Willie Nelson)
Bonus Track:
Keep Young and Beautiful (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)

You can pre-order a fan edition of the album including a calendar on Warner or the regular edition from Amazon.


Sorry mods! Fixed the cut, and I forgot to change the second link, been a while since I made a post. Hope third time's a charm! :)