Review: Work It Out by Lucy Rose

Work It Out by Lucy RoseOn her debut record, Like I Used To, I pointed out the problem with Lucy Rose: it’s hard to work with her vocals. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great; it’s just hard to work around it without diluting it. The British songstress’ sophomore release, Work It Out, works attempts to work around it with a slight change of tactic: there’s a bit more boom and a bit more oomph, lending some extra urgency to a singer otherwise known for a pleasant voice. But, like in her debut, it works for some and doesn’t work for others – and it becomes apparent that the problem is simply that Lucy just isn’t that memorable. Listening to Work It Out, I got a sense of déjà vu; things are different, yes, but you feel things are the same. It’s nice to hear when you’re there, but the moment the album ends, everything is forgotten. Work It Out, like Lucy herself, blends in the background and stays there. Not sure if that’s an impression you want two albums in. [NB] | 3/5

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