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Anastacia 'SPROCKS' Her Way Back Into our Hearts with New Album; Covers Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and More!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Anastacia 'SPROCKS' Her Way Back Into our Hearts with New Album; Covers Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and More!

Anastacia Its A Mans World
Everybody's Europe's fav 90s dance/pop diva, Anastacia is BACK and sounding better than ever on her new record, It's A Man's World, out now digitally via BMG Rights Management/Rough Trade Distribution.  The album features the big voiced singer taking on rock classics, both new and old, songs by Led Zeppelin ("Ramble On"), Guns N' Roses ("Sweet Child O' Mine"), the Rolling Stones ("You Can't Always Get What You Want"), U2 ("One"), AC/DC ("Back In Black"), Aerosmith ("Dream On"), Kings of Leon ("Use Somebody"), Bon Jovi ("You Give Love A Bad Name"), and Oasis ("Wonderwall").  With her latest single, "Best of You," the bespectacled vocal power house covers The Foo Fighter's politically-inspired 2005 Top 20 hit with great bravado, making it abundantly clear to the entire world that the, now forty-four year old Anastacia, still has voice for days.  Absolutely stunning!

Though Anastacia might be more well known for dance hits like 1999's "I'm Outta Love" and 2002's "One Day In Your Life," it wasn't until she released her CRIMINALLY underrated third self titled album back in 2004 that Anastacia really found the right music for her voice - pop with a little bit of ROCK and a lot of soul (AKA "sprock").  Her final release with Epic Records, Anastacia featured edgy "sprock" production from the likes of Dallas Austin, Glen Ballard, Patrick Leonard, John Shanks, David Stewart and Ric Wake, experimenting with a more diverse soundscape than she did on past albums.  While the base coat was certainly more pop than anything else, Anastacia layered on both rock and electronic influences, creating one of the most overall enjoyable listening experiences I've had with an album.  The album went #1 in eleven countries, including in the UK, becoming the second biggest selling European album of the year, spawning hit singles like "Left Outside Alone," "Sick and Tired," "Welcome To My Truth," and "Heavy on My Heart."

Anastacia signed with Mercury Records to release her fourth album in 2008, Heavy Rotation. Unfortunately the album wasn't nearly as successful as past releases.  While the album did feature some similarly edgy "sprock" sounds, it was quite a bit glossier than her previous release...and a lot safer-sounding.  Add to that, the album's failure to produce hits ANYWHERE in the world - lead single "I Can Feel You" became the singer's lowest charting single EVER in the UK, fizzling out at a disappointing #67. Now, four years later, Anastacia is BACK with a vengeance.  On her new album, she takes "SPROCK" to a whole other level, going from club diva extraordinaire to full on QUEEN of rock and roll.  Listen to the album's FIRST buzz single, a cover of Aerosmith's 1973 hit "Dream On."

Anastacia Best Of You
On November 2nd, "Best Of You" was released as the album's second single in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.  Check out the video, shot in Barcelona this past fall, BELOW.  Download her new album, It's A Man's World now on iTunes (U.S./UK).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Anastacia :)

Best Of You is the lead single, not Dream On, Dream On was released in Belgium and Holland only, but Best Of You is the main one, the dates are misleading though, I know!

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November 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM  

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