With a voice that FAME writer Mark S. Tucker calls “big, brassy, clear and confident” that “takes no prisoners, no guff,” Lisa’s EP “rocks the block, fills up the neighborhood and starts heading for the outlands to make converts to the cause.” Tucker adds, “Lisa Matassa can count herself a lead member of the pack of arena country anthemic rockers.”
The enhanced disc, comprised of seven songs and a bonus music video, was produced by Tony Bruno (Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias) and recorded in Nashville and New York. The Long Island songstress contributed three tracks: “Wouldn’t You Like to Know,” “Girl with a Rock ’n Roll Heart” and “Learning as You Grow.” Other writers include Bryan Adams, Kelly Archer, Dolly Parton and Don Rollins.
Billboard.com’s Chuck Dauphin notes that Lisa’s “vivacious spirit” comes across on SOMEBODY’S BABY. “Whether it be the up-tempo sheen of the title cut or the warmth exuded on ballads like ‘Heaven’ and the stirring ‘Learning As You Grow,’ she is a star on the rise.”
Matassa’s first single from the disc, the title track, is moving steadily up the Billboard/BDS Indicator Chart (#49) and is a Top 10 hit in Europe. Her “Somebody’s Baby” video has already garnered nearly 2 MILLION YouTube views. The visually-enticing piece, directed by hotshot Traci Goudie (Hunter Hayes, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin), is included on the enhanced EP. Fans will also find another special bonus: Matassa has included the audio track for her favorite holiday number, “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).” The Christmas Song video was last year’s #1 Holiday Video on CMT. It will air again on the network this month, as well as on GAC and TCN. Radio can catch the holiday spirit via PlayMPE and can access the full album at AIRPLAY DIRECT.
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