Brand New Day (Ricki-Lee Coulter album)

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Brand New Day
Studio album by Ricki-Lee Coulter
Released 11 August 2007 (2007-08-11)
Recorded 2007
Genre
Label Shock
Producer
Ricki-Lee Coulter chronology
Ricki-Lee
(2005)
Brand New Day
(2007)
Fear & Freedom
(2012)
Japanese Edition Cover
Singles from Brand New Day
  1. "Can't Touch It"
    Released: 4 August 2007 (2007-08-04)
  2. "Love Is All Around"
    Released: 10 November 2007 (2007-11-10)
  3. "Can't Sing a Different Song"
    Released: 15 March 2008 (2008-03-15)

Brand New Day is the second studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Ricki-Lee Coulter. It was released in Australia on 11 August 2007[1] and in Japan on 9 January 2008.[2] Brand New Day debuted and peaked at number 37 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[3][4] The album produced Coulter's most successful single to date, the lead single "Can't Touch It", which peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum.[5][6] Its subsequent singles "Love Is All Around" and "Can't Sing a Different Song" were also ARIA top-ten hits.

Background[edit]

Coulter travelled to New York, Los Angeles and London in February and March 2007 to begin working on her second album.[7] Singer-songwriters and producers who worked on the album include KNS Productions, David Gamson, Marc Nelkin, Vince Pizzinga, Pete Martin and Andy Love.[7] She also worked with Australian producers Andrew De Sylva, Audius Mtawarira and Glenn Cunningham.[7] During this time, Coulter was still a member of the girl group Young Divas. In June 2007, it was announced that Coulter left the group to concentrate both on her solo career and then-upcoming wedding to fiancé Jamie Babbington.[8] She explained, "I really had to get back to doing what I love doing and that's my solo career."[9] Coulter's decision to head off to London, New York and Los Angeles in February 2007 to work on the album cited as a factor in the cancellation of plans for the Young Divas to support boy band Westlife on their Australian tour.[9]

Singles[edit]

"Can't Touch It" was released as the album's lead single in August 2007. It debuted and peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments of 70,000 copies.[5][6] The song spent 23 weeks in the ARIA top fifty including eight weeks in the top-ten. A digital remix extended play of the single re-titled "U Wanna Little Of This" was released on 18 May 2008 through UK record label Ministry of Sound.

Coulter covered the song "Love Is All Around" by Swedish singer Agnes Carlsson, and released it as the second single in November 2007. It debuted and peaked at number five on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming Coulter's fourth top-ten single.[10] The third and final single "Can't Sing a Different Song" was released in March 2008, and peaked at number eight.[3]

Reception[edit]

Matthew Chisling of Allmusic awarded the album three and a half out of five stars, stating "Brand New Day is a strong album, and it certainly brands Coulter in an airy-pop setting, yet it's nothing new as far as Ricki-Lee goes as an artist."[11] The album debuted and peaked at number 37 on the ARIA Albums Chart and spent only two weeks in the ARIA top fifty.[3] It was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments of 35,000 copies.[4] In October 2007, it was announced that Coulter sacked her manager Karen-Lee Goody of one year, due to poor sales of the album.[12]

Release and promotion[edit]

Brand New Day was released by Shock Records in Australia on 11 August 2007[13] and in Japan on 9 January 2008 through Pony Canyon.[2] Coulter promoted the album by opening for Hilary Duff on the Australian leg of her Dignity Tour in January 2008.[14] Coulter embarked on her first headlining tour, The Brand New Day Tour, in March 2008.[15]

Date City Venue
Australia
6 March 2008 Brisbane South Logan Diggers
7 March 2008 Brisbane Kedron Wavell Services
8 March 2008 Gold Coast Seagulls Club
14 March 2008 Dapto Dapto Leagues Club
15 March 2008 Revesby Revesby Workers Club
21 March 2008 Penrith Penrith Panthers
22 March 2008 Doyalson Doyalson RSL
28 March 2008 Hornsby Hornsby RSL
29 March 2008 Burwood Burwood RSL
30 March 2008 Bosley Park Club Marconi

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[11]
No. Title Music Length
1. "Can't Sing a Different Song"  
3:14
2. "Brand New Day"  
  • Glenn Cunningham
  • Paul Gray
3:48
3. "Melody of Life"  
  • Coulter
  • Vince Pizzinga
  • Janice Robinson
4:21
4. "Love Is All Around"  
  • Fredrik Thornlander
  • Anders Wikström
3:26
5. "Real Good Time" (featuring Jah Mirikle)
  • Coulter
  • Wessley Johnson
5:03
6. "Can't Touch It"  
2:58
7. "Take Me to a Place"   4:32
8. "Alone No More"  
3:44
9. "Clouds"  
3:50
10. "World Go By"  
  • Coulter
  • Dee Adam
  • Tim Fraser
4:02
11. "It's Just Life"  
  • Coulter
  • Andrew De Silva
5:16
12. "I Appreciate You"  
  • Coulter
  • Pizzinga
  • Robinson
3:42

Personnel[edit]

Source:[16]

Chart and certification[edit]

Weekly chart[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
ARIA Albums Chart[3] 37

Certification[edit]

Country Certification
Australia Gold[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 11 August 2007[13] Shock Records/Public Opinion CD, digital download PUBLIC010
Japan 9 January 2008[2] Pony Canyon CD PCCY-01860

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ricki-Lee: Biography MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Ricki-Lee Brand New Day Japan CD Album eil.com. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Ricki-Lee - Brand New Day australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "2008 ARIA albums certification". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Ricki-Lee - Can't Touch It australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  6. ^ a b ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2008 Singles Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  7. ^ a b c Ricki-Lee Biography Take40 Australia. mcm entertainment. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  8. ^ Ricki-Lee Splits from Young Divas! Take40 Australia. mcm entertainment. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  9. ^ a b Ricki-Lee quits Young Divas Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  10. ^ Ricki-Lee - Love Is All Around australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  11. ^ a b All Music. Brand New Day - Ricki-Lee Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  12. ^ Ricki-Lee Coulter sacks manager as sales stall Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  13. ^ a b Buy Brand New Day Ricki-Lee Sanity. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  14. ^ Hilary Duff & Ricki-Lee Live in Concert - Photo Galleries The Hot Hits. mcm entertainment. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  15. ^ Ricki-Lee announces tour! Access All Areas. AAA Entertainment. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  16. ^ Brand New Day - Ricki-Lee - Credits Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 5 December 2010.