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Little Victory

by Roxie Randle

Roxie Randle's new EP is adult-contemporary americana rock, as if Shawn Colvin, Colbie Caillat and Mindy Smith were one person.
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1. You Don't Know a Thing About Love
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Roxie Randle has made many little victories since releasing her last album three years ago. Her life was the inspiration for her third effort, a 5-song EP entitled "Little Victory." Produced by Eddie Gore (Lori McKenna, Bekka Bramlett), the album was recorded at Insomnia Studio in Nashville, TN. Gore took a Sheryl-Crow-meets-Shawn-Colvin approach to this album. Although each song has it's own flavor and influence, the record as a whole falls into the Adult Contemporary Rock vein, and as a result appeals to a wide array of music fans. The songs range from tender and sexy to pleading and desperate, reflecting Randle's musical journey since her last album.

YOU DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT LOVE
(written by Roxie Randle and Rachel Loy)
"This song's title is slightly misleading. You might think it's an angry song about a stupid guy, but it's a song about open arms. When you're in a relationship with someone who has been hurt in the past, he or she usually has the expectation that it will happen again. As a result, their guard is up and it's difficult for them to let you in. This song is about welcoming that wounded soul to a safe and loving place and wanting to teach them that love isn't so bad."

GOIN' NOWHERE
(written by Roxie Randle and Rachel Loy)
"We've all been there... when you want more out of a relationship, but the other person just isn't heading in that direction mentally. There's a constant argument in my head... say what's on my mind or keep it to myself for a little while longer. But ultimately, I hate wasting time. So it usually comes down to an 'all or nothing' scenario. I write a lot of songs about this subject. LOL!"

OCTOBER RAIN
(written by Roxie Randle and Georgia Thomas)
"Georgia and I call this 'The Sexy Song.' It's pretty straight forward. Everybody craves their significant other... but sometimes, the weather, the time of day, the feel of the air can make that craving even stronger. This song is about getting satisfied. ;) "

LEARNING TO FLY
(written by Roxie Randle, Georgia Thomas and Tamara Jacobs)
"Ever have one of those days, weeks, months or years where nothing is going right? Sometimes, it even feels like you're having to figure things out over and over... starting from scratch. This song was written as a reminder of encouragement to both myself and to the listener. No matter how many times you try and fail, you have the strength to get back up and keep going. Things WILL get better!"

YOU WERE WRONG
(written by Roxie Randle)
"Few things feel worse than being accused of something you didn't do. And the situation is even more hurtful when the finger-pointer makes his accusation based on false information or assumptions. 'You Were Wrong' is an anthem about standing up for yourself and asking the other person to reevaluate their viewpoint, admit they made a mistake and apologize."


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Melissa Kucirek,

Put Roxie Randle's 'Little Victory' in the W Column
There is something about Nashville singer songwriter Roxie Randle that makes the listener root for these five tracks.
Maybe it is her southern charm. Maybe it is the songs that easily engage the listener. Or maybe it is Roxie Randle's soulful voice - the kind that is like Carrie Underwood with a bite - that stirs the listener into her Little Victory.

It is the listener that wins.

In "You Don't Know a Thing About Love" Randle chooses perfectly in starting the listener off with a catchy tune. This song is fun and while it may lack the charm of a Dixie Chick or Luke Bryan track, it maintains solid orchestration and her voice really carries this song. It is easy to sing along to!


In "Goin' Nowhere" the listener steadily taps their toes with this track. This song feels a bit more traditionally country than the first track. Listeners that may not be into the twangy country need not fear. This song has solid footing that could be a bit of a crossover into light AC.

"October Rain" starts out very dreary and slow. Randle's voice feels a bit brighter at first and she's got a more delicate feel than she she did in the first two tracks. This song really surprised this writer/listener. The song is more emotional that at first listen. The words are engaging Randle's voice is easy to embrace. By far, this is the best track of the first three.

The fourth track, "Learning to Fly" has more of a pop sound to it in terms of orchestration. The vocals are fun and it is easy to sing along. The lyrics are extremely easy to relate to - everyone has their own battles and makes mistakes. We all get back up and try again. The guitar bridge is really cool in this song, too.

"You Were Wrong" slows down the pace again. The acoustic guitar mixed with the electric guitar is such a backdrop to Randle's strong vocals. At one point she sings of being honest and being worthy - and this song is very much so worthy. It is such an inspiring peace. Fans of country and pop will draw smiles from this tune.

Overall CD Review is B+
One does not have to be a diehard country music fan to enjoy "Little Victory" but Randle can certainly claim to win over some listeners. She has strong lyrics, strong vocals and the tracks all on their own could easily be heard on country, light AC or even Americana radio stations. She is worth a shot listening to and this writer/listener things that most will enjoy "October Rain" or "You Were Wrong."

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Irene

High Five!
I really LOVE your CD. It's soooo EXCELLENT---every song solid, your voice so clear. And of course, every song is like a lil' trip into my own life experiences! I wanted to sit down with you after listening and pow-wow about what sparked each song and then high-five you for hitting so many nails on the head! :)

Richard in Orlando, FL

I wish you much continued success!
Congratulations on the new album. Thanks for personally autographing it for me. My favorite songs are Goin' Nowhere and (surprise) Learning to Fly. My favorite part is always a great female vocal, as you consistently produce. Goin' Nowhere seems to flow fairly smoothly and effortlessly. Anyway, I wish you much continued success.

Mark Bennett, Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, IN)

Roxie Randle finds ‘Victory’ in newest release
Mark Bennett
The Tribune-Star

Wabash Valley — Confidence sounds good.

After a decade in Nashville, Roxie Randle clearly knows how to turn emotion into music. In a self-assured voice, she delivers proof in a new five-song EP, aptly named, “Little Victory.”

The collection marks the third recorded release by the Wabash Valley native, who grew up in Hutsonville, Ill., and moved to Music City in 2001. Randle’s earlier compilations — “Live at the French Quarter Cafe” (2006) and “Something Real” (2008) — exhibited her strong vocal range and songwriting creativity, while wandering a bit for her stylistic niche. She’s obviously found it.

As her moods change song by song on “Little Victory,” so does the texture of those tunes. Yet, whether she’s dispensing advice, calling out an accuser, longing for a lifelong love, or exuding vulnerability, the conviction in Randle’s voice stays rooted as the aural settings shift. Sonically, the CD ventures more toward contemporary country, with a twist of blues, than her previous folk and Americana albums.

This disc opens with “You Don’t Know a Thing About Love,” an effort to remind a man — wounded in the past — to leave those troubles behind. “This is not a battlefield, this is your home; maybe if you trust me, I can show you,” Randle sings. Her yearning for a genuine partnership takes the next step in “Goin’ Nowhere,” when she declares, “It’s all or nothing, baby; I want a long-term kind of love; a real-life happy ending; that’s where I see us.”

In their catchy country form, those two songs dovetail neatly with the closer, “You Were Wrong.” In the finale, she firmly settles a score and asserts herself. “I am honest, I am worthy, I don’t deserve your reprimand; if you’ll listen, if you’re willing, maybe you’ll understand, you were wrong.”

Best of all, though, Randle explores fun territory beyond country on “Little Victory,” especially on tracks 3 and 4. Track 4 — “Learning to Fly” — samples a taste of ’70s AM pop while urging listeners to recover from failures. The chorus lingers in the mind long after its 3 minutes and 22 seconds end, and packs a memorable line: “Sometimes you fall as hard as you try.”

The third cut, “October Rain,” shines. Bluesy and sensual, Randle gently croons, “Take me over, and I’ll fall apart” over a quiet mix of guitars, bass and drums, deftly arranged by Nashville native and producer Eddie Gore. It’s effective. And, for a woman whose career goal is to entertain audiences, her new five-song offering is indeed a “Little Victory.”