11 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It took six years for country singer and season 3 winner of The Voice Cassadee Pope to follow her 2013 debut album Frame by Frame. But after experiencing not one but two major break-ups in that time—with her fiancé and her label—it’s easy to see why. Those changes would leave even the most stalwart singer shaken, but Pope’s still standing, and she uses Stages to take charge. The bubbly country-pop tracks “Take You Home,” “One More Red Light,” and “Distracted” celebrate irresistible attraction, while she and Shay (from Dan + Shay) deliver a powerful duet that suggests feelings have a mind of their own on the pulsing ballad “If My Heart Had a Heart.” Against a subtle piano-and-guitar backing, she confesses on the moving closer “I’ve Been Good” how much she excels at pretending like everything’s okay even when she’s reeling from a loss. If Pope felt she had to conform to a certain type of country production on her last project, she’s pushing against those expectations now with an array of free-spirited numbers—and enjoying showing off her many sides.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It took six years for country singer and season 3 winner of The Voice Cassadee Pope to follow her 2013 debut album Frame by Frame. But after experiencing not one but two major break-ups in that time—with her fiancé and her label—it’s easy to see why. Those changes would leave even the most stalwart singer shaken, but Pope’s still standing, and she uses Stages to take charge. The bubbly country-pop tracks “Take You Home,” “One More Red Light,” and “Distracted” celebrate irresistible attraction, while she and Shay (from Dan + Shay) deliver a powerful duet that suggests feelings have a mind of their own on the pulsing ballad “If My Heart Had a Heart.” Against a subtle piano-and-guitar backing, she confesses on the moving closer “I’ve Been Good” how much she excels at pretending like everything’s okay even when she’s reeling from a loss. If Pope felt she had to conform to a certain type of country production on her last project, she’s pushing against those expectations now with an array of free-spirited numbers—and enjoying showing off her many sides.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Fighter1217 ,

The Rise Of Cassadee

This Is Why I Hate The Voice!
Cassadee Had Enough Material In Addition To This And All Her Previous Works To Get Out 2 More Full Lengths Albums.
They Just Kept Taking Her Music And Wouldn't Let Her Do Anything
She Didn't Even Know One Of Her Songs Was In "Now That's What I Call Country" Albums Until I Told Her
That's How Bad They Are, They Don't lue Her In On Anything
They Never Let Her Release The Full Version Of "Let Me Go"
She Is Fantastic And Her Old Record Label Should Give Her Back All The Music They Stole From Her
"Like" If You Agree With Me
You Are Amazing Cassadee Pope!
Love You So Much!

MGKs BF ,

Simply Amazing!

No other words can describe it other than perfectly amazing!

mamasharonkay ,

Stages

Cassadee should get album of the year at next Country music awards! Not to mention song of the year (take your pick) and female vocalist. Love you Cassadee Pope!!

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