by Robert Perales, A&E Editor
Alternative pop star Erin McCarley returns with a follow up to her debut album, “Love, Save the Empty.” Without much promotion, Mccarley’s sophomore effort, “My Stadium Electric,” has failed to crack the top 20 on the iTunes album chart.
Despite an expected low debut for “My Stadium Love” on the U.S. Billboard 200, which calculates the top 200 albums based on weekly sales, the album manages to surpass expectations after the release of the lead single, “Elevator.”
“Elevator” was neither good nor bad, but it failed to leave an impression among critics and fans alike. However, the rest of the album features both radio friendly and emotionally appealing songs for the listener.
Stand out tracks include the insatiable “What I Need,” “Vertigo,” and “Re-Arrange Again.”
“You gotta live until you do,” McCarley sings in the haunting first verse of “Re-Arrange Again.” The singer contemplates the difficulty of having to cope with the loss of a relationship.
The return of McCarley does more than certify her a place in today’s world of music. While it is evident that sales will be well under expectations, McCarley has done much more than most artists have. She has returned with a sophomore effort that blends both uptempo tracks and heart wrenching ballads to form an outstanding come back into the music industry.