Album of the Week: Truth be Told
Artist: Roxi Copland
With a vocal range that goes from tender to bold, singer/songwriter and pianist Roxi Copland explores jazz, blues, pop, and rock along with saxophone tunes in her new album, Truth Be Told. With her chocolate brown curls and cherry red lipstick, Copland can adapt her voice to multiple genres and musical styles. Listeners of this album will enjoy soft and soulful tunes along with gritty, strong ballads. Roxi Copland’s album, Truth Be Told features eight tracks, each distinct in their own way. The song “Heavy Load” captures Copland’s unique, husky vocals against the guitar, piano, and saxophone.
Copland was born in the small town of Aberdeen, Washington. She began taking piano lessons at the tender age of four and graduated college with a liberal arts degree, knowing music was her passion. Having branched out from her small town setting, over the years Copland has captivated diverse crowds singing in bars, breweries, and lounges throughout the Midwest. She moved to Milwaukee just three years ago from Des Moines, Iowa and says she has met many talented Milwaukee musicians along the way.
Having completed two EPs and three full length albums, Copland will continue perfecting her songwriting skills this winter and will go on tour in 2015. “I have dabbled along the West Coast and in the South,” she says as a part of a live interview with WUWM@Nite’s Rachel Owens. “But I imagine in the spring the tour will be larger than simply regional.”
Copland’s Truth Be Told can be heard on several music streaming services and on the artist’s website. “Step on the Gas,” from Copland’s Truth Be Told can be heard here: