by Bonnie McKee



Unlike most of her teen pop peers in the early 2000s, Bonnie McKee gets writing credits for all the music and lyrics on her debut album. But though a songwriting team like the Matrix isn't involved, Trouble's producers (Rob Cavallo and Bob Power) have ensured that it features a slick, radio and video-ready sound that's comparable to what's out there. McKee too, as a songwriter, focuses on familiar themes of adolescent empowerment and the ways of the heart. One of the album's best moments is "A Voice That Carries," which winds rangy acoustic guitar effects around a prideful tale of modern cowgirl mosey. "I don't need anybody to lead the way," she sings. "I've got a voice that carries...Gonna carry me down to L.A." Lead single "Trouble," "January," and "When It All Comes Down" all pulse along on electronic percussion and multiple layers of crackling guitar effects, and McKee herself is surrounded by multiple vocal tracks. Slower material like "Sensitive Subject Matter" and the ballad "Honey" also showcase her voice, which is stronger and more expressive than the Avrils and Britneys of the world.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624843122
catalogNumber: 48431

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Performance Credits

Bonnie McKee   Primary Artist,Vocals
George Duke   Conductor
David McKelvy   Harmonica
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Greg Curtis   Hammond Organ
Robbie Kondor   Piano
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Peter Nocella   Viola
Gary Novak   Bass
Doug Petty   Piano
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bob Power   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Conductor,Drums,Keyboards,Various
Patrick Warren   chamberlain
Rob Cavallo   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Igor Szwec   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
Pete "JR" Wasilewski   Horn
Buddy Schaub   Horn
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Jennie Lorenzo   Cello
Chislaine Fleischmann   Violin
Gloria Justen   Violin

Technical Credits

George Duke   Arranger
Daniel Chase   Programming,Engineer
Greg Curtis   Vocal Arrangements
Doug McKean   Engineer
Bob Power   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Allen Sides   Producer,Engineer
Rob Cavallo   Producer,Audio Production
Marcus Lindsay   Engineer
David Winslow   Engineer
Antonina Armato   Producer
Blair Wells   Engineer
Jim Bottari   Engineer
Bonnie McKee   Composer

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