ERIN MCCARLEY > Love, Save the Empty

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

One line from the soaring “Gotta Figure It Out” from Erin McCarley’s debut album sums up her singular perspective: “My shaky heart/ looking for gold in the ground.” The songs on Love, Save The Empty, are shaped by McCarley’s honest, but conflicted take on fleeting hookups, potential true loves, and the difficulty of navigating the emotions in-between.Label: UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC
[Rating: 3.5 STARS]

One line from the soaring “Gotta Figure It Out” from Erin McCarley‘s debut album sums up her singular perspective: “My shaky heart/ looking for gold in the ground.” The songs on Love, Save The Empty, are shaped by McCarley‘s honest, but conflicted take on fleeting hookups, potential true loves, and the difficulty of navigating the emotions in-between. Built around rhythmic, piano-based melodies, these songs-rendered in McCarley‘s warm, girlish vocals-embody the sweet, edgy pop that’s perfect for TV show soundtracks (McCarley‘s “Pitter-Pat” has already been featured on Grey’s Anatomy) and progressive college radio. With a sound falling somewhere between Sarah Bareilles’ “Love Song” and KT Tunstall’s “Other Side of the World,” Love, Save The Empty promises to give McCarley a solid shot at the same meteoric rise as her contemporaries.

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