Casey Weston – Young Heart
Sounds Like: Adelle, Vanessa Carlton, Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole, Beth Orton
Casey Weston is a singer/songwriter/vocalist from Florida who just released her latest CD entitled “Young Heart” (2014). An original blender of sound mixing Adelle, Vanessa Carlton, Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole, Beth Orton, Sara Bareilles and Delta Rae this CD delviers the goods. Visually I must admit she delivers a very pure “non-superficial” look. Weston can be described as minimalist pop with rock, blues, country and dance pop influences, and includes one song with another vocalist; Track 6 “No Strings Attached” (Featuring Amber Carrington). This album is no doubt the fruit of a life’s journey and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
About Casey: Casey has written, produced and released two albums; a self-titled release at the end of 2009 with 10 tracks and the second at the end of February of 2013; a 13 track album called Find the Moon. Both albums contain music & lyrics that Casey wrote or co-wrote. Both albums are available through iTunes, CD Baby and other popular digital & physical music distribution outlets. Casey Weston has received very positive responses for her two releases. Find the Moon continues to experience good spin numbers on national and international Internet radio stations as well as triple-A radio stations across the US. In 2015 Casey is releasing the single Fallin for a Lie, and then her next full album, Young Heart. Casey’s musical style has begun to center into the Fleetwood Mac & Eagles side of country music.
On this CD expect an indie-pop-rock that fuses folk and contemporary songwriting with soulful harmonies. Weston touches on all styles, fusing genres with each song – even Electronic or Ambient Pop Rock. It’s impressive how she touches all these musical styles – yet it’s done so effortlessly and naturally. This latest 8 Track offering is a somewhat dare I say modern Country-esque and gleefully dances up and down the spectrum of modern-day pop and rock with hints of Americana and modern contemporary country or country pop served up hot on the side. The CD opens with the finger snapping “Play it All Again” and pulls out all the stops until the final track “Lock & Key.” The album as a whole pretty much hits on all cylinder song for song, track to track. The music and vocal presence of Weston presents the perfect musical backdrop for just sitting back and jamming out or playing in the car for a long drive. While each track is similar within their own right, all pieces on “Young Heart” deliver unique, emotionally charged musical experiences that will satisfy any aficionado. Of particular note are the smooth, soothing vocals provided by Weston. Her vocal skills set is above average. She’s a good “under the radar” talent. Her voice delivers sold performances within their own right, all the while retaining a masculine/feminine fullness that compliments the skillful array of sounds brought forward by the rest of the instrumentation.
To sum it up: I give “Young Heart” by Casey Weston an enthusiastic five out of five stars and highly recommend this album to any fan of pop, rock, Americana pop. Grab yourself a copy and kick up your heels to some solid songwriting! It definitely sets the standard for the genre, and should be a big hit.
Final Rating: 5/5 Stars
by David Owens