365 Days, 365 Files: Caitlin Cary – Cello Girl

When Caitlin Cary released I’m Staying Out 13 months after her debut, I questioned the speed of the turnaround.

As it turned out, I’m Staying Out stood on its own feet, although it didn’t possess quite the same level of catchiness as While You Weren’t Looking.

By that, I mean there wasn’t a track as good "What Will You Do?" on the album. "Cello Girl" comes pretty close. One of the bona fide rockers on the album, the song features a catchy chorus and a storyline that could have fell into sentimentality but doesn’t.

Cary’s rich voice suits any environment it’s in. She’s powerful on fast songs, touching on slower songs. It’s a telephone book or shopping list voice — one that could sing either and sound great doing so.

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