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The album will be released through the German-based label “Stars by Edel”. This will be her first album release since “Evolution”. “Our Songs” predominantly features translated interpretations of German rock songs.
Anastacia, the US diva, has released her eighth album titled “Our Songs”. It is her first full-length project in six years. The album is an intriguing cover of German pop classics, with songs released between 1980 and 2020. The 12-song collection includes both original English-language versions and songs translated from German. The record is at times reassuringly familiar while often appearing distinctly original.
The lead single and album opener, “Best Days”, is Anastacia's rendition of German punk rock band Die Toten Hosen's “Tage Wie Diese” (Days Like These). It is a loosely-translated reinterpretation with roaring guitars, stadium-sized drums, and a trademark vocal showcase from the performer. This sets the tone for her most globally-minded project to date.
Anastacia elevates Johannes Oerding's “An Guten Tagen” in “Now Or Never” with soaring backing vocals that build to a massive crescendo over the final chorus. Reamonn's “Supergirl,” released in 2000, is an aptly-fitting lyric as she declares, “Supergirls don't cry / Supergirls just fly.”
A brooding take on The Scorpions' glam metal power ballad “Still Loving You” is among the more universally recognizable tracks on the project. The stirring rendition of Alphaville's “Forever Young” builds from a mellow opening to a belter of a vocal finale, one of several show-stopping moments in her unfaltering delivery. Her heart-tugging take on Sarah Connor's “Wie Schön Du Bist” (Beautiful) and closing number, The Kelly Family's “An Angel,” are equally impressive.
Meanwhile, numbers like Udo Lindenberg's “Cello” see Anastacia pull back and let the music do the talking, often with as much if not greater impact than her signature belts.
As an album, “Our Songs” is a fine collection of material. Over four decades, each song has proven itself to be a hit. With a vocalist as adept as Anastacia taking command over the project, they couldn't be in safer hands. However, the overall concept is less convincing. Despite being perhaps her most international work, it feels more of a passion project than the return of one of the most successful pop acts of the 2000s after more than half a decade.
There's no doubt that vocally, Anastacia is at the top of her game. But after a victory lap tour celebrating 20 years of success, it's just a shame she didn't bounce back with a fresh new record that captures the magic of her golden era and reintroduces one of pop's finest voices to a new generation of fans.
Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer, songwriter, and former dancer. She achieved major success with her first two albums, Not That Kind and Freak of Nature, which were released in quick succession.
- Best Days
- Now or Never
- Still Loving You
- Born to Live
- Just You
- Forever Young
- An Angel