Brandie Frampton â€“ What U See / 2007 D&LF Records / 9 Tracks / http://www.brandieframpton.com /
â€œAinâ€™t That Lifeâ€ is the first track on â€œWhat U Seeâ€ by Brandie Frampton, and one can immediately hear a modern, compelling brand of country music present in the track. â€œI Want You 2â€ shows the fury and intensity of Framptonâ€™s vocals. In much the same way as a Carrie Underwood, the sizzling fury of a woman scorned is shown clearly through the entirety of â€œI Want You 2â€. The title track to â€œWhat U Seeâ€ blends equal parts country with rock to make a track that would easily crossover to the pop charts.
However, the instrumentation on â€œWhat U Seeâ€ is challenging in a way that few pop or country artists create: individuals that want something more than just good looks and a pretty voice will find what they are looking for on Framptonâ€™s â€œWhat U Seeâ€. The slower tempo of â€œColoursâ€ is perhaps the most important track on â€œWhat U Seeâ€, due to the fact that it is so different and distinct from the rest of the tracks on â€œWhat U Seeâ€. The song shows individuals that Frampton can grow and change, and the emotional intensity of the track speaks to anyone that has felt sorrow in their lives. â€œDreamsâ€ provides the perfect bridge between the faster and slower styles present on â€œWhat U Seeâ€, giving individuals a further sense that what Frampton is doing is not just providing fans with a few solid tracks, but a narrative that extends through the entirety of â€œWhat U Seeâ€.
This narrative shows the variety of life, and does it in a way that allows Frampton to speak to fans on an album or a track level. The interesting thing is that both Frampton and Taylor Swift reached prominence at the same time, and that Framptonâ€™s efforts on â€œWhat U Seeâ€ ensure Frampton with a brighter future than Swift. If you are in Utah, make it a point to see Frampton â€“ she will be playing in Spanish Fork, Lehi, and Park City through June, July, and August. If you donâ€™t live in Utah or canâ€™t make it there, just wait a few more months; I believe that Frampton will continue to gain fans until she is the next big thing in the country charts. Make it a point to go and pick up a copy of â€œWhat U Seeâ€ and call up local radio stations until that point when they put Frampton on rotation.
Top Tracks: My Life, What U See