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Its lengthy incubation process notwithstanding, V.V. Brown's clever debut album, Travelling Like the Light, is as genuine, natural, and deep as mishmash throwback pop can get. There are a couple contemporary moments, like "Shark in the Water," featuring strummy verses and a surging chorus, but the album mostly shoots forth nods to R&B and rock & roll of the '50s, '60s, and '70s that are relentlessly playful, whether the lyrics reveal tears, daggers, or butterflies. Brown, an English songwriter who has written hits for the Pussycat Dolls and Sugababes, is bound to provoke comparisons with Janelle Monáe for her retro look and boundless energy, but she's closer to being the child of Kirsty MacColl and the sibling of Jazmine Sullivan, messing with pop traditions as she courts and reprimands with a large, youthful voice that positively dances.
Performance CreditsV.V. Brown Primary Artist
Technical CreditsJeremy Wheatley Producer
Steve Dub Producer
Lorenzo Agius Cover Photo
James Banbury String Arrangements
Alexis Smith Programming
Anu Pillai Composer
Tim "Rolf" Larcombe Composer
George Astasio Composer
Jamie Reddington Composer
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