Resurrection (Anastacia album)

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Resurrection
Anastacia-Resurrection.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2, 2014 (2014-05-02)
Recorded2013–14
Genre
Length36:30 (standard)
52:56 (deluxe)
Label
Producer
Anastacia chronology
It's a Man's World
(2012)
Resurrection
(2014)
Ultimate Collection
(2015)
Singles from Resurrection
  1. "Stupid Little Things"
    Released: April 4, 2014
  2. "Staring at the Sun"
    Released: August 25, 2014
  3. "Lifeline"
    Released: September 5, 2014 (Italy)

Resurrection is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Anastacia released in May 2014.[3] The record is her first album of original material in nearly five and a half years and was recorded primarily written during Anastacia's second battle with breast cancer.[3][4] The album proved to a commercial success in Europe entering the top five in Italy, Germany, Spain and Switzerland and the top ten in the Dutch and UK charts.[5]

Background[edit]

Anastacia performing on The Resurrection Tour (2015) in Sydney, Australia
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Click Music4/5 stars[6]
Entertainment Focus3/5 stars[7]
Female First4/5 stars[8]
Renowned for Sound4.5/5 stars[9]
Toddstar Photography10/10 stars[10]

The album's title Resurrection refers to the artist's recovery from breast cancer and a return to the "sprock" sound (hybrid of soul, pop and rock) the singer became known for in 2004.[1][11] The recording sessions for the album began in early 2013. The title also refers to the meaning of her name in Greek, Anastasia.[12] During the recoding of the song "Pendulum" she was informed of her second cancer diagnosis.[12][13] The lead single "Stupid Little Things" was written by Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello, with whom has had a long-standing collaborative partnership.[14] The song received a positive reception with MTV's Brad Stern including it in his 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs of the Week!.[15] For the album also continued working with the producer and songwriter Jamie Hartman,[16] including the song "Stay" that refers to her personal circumstances at the time.[12] Other collaborators included the musician John Fields,[17] producer Toby Gadd and songwriter Steve Diamond.[18]

The deluxe edition in a hardback book format contains a second CD with four additional tracks that includes "Left Outside Alone, Part 2" – a re-recording of a previous hit single.[19][20]

Promotion[edit]

Anastacia embarked on a European promotional tour in support of "Stupid Little Things". At the start of October 2014, she embarked on her third headlining tour, the Resurrection Tour.[21] A second single "Staring at the Sun" appeared in September of the same year,[22] while the radio-only single "Lifeline" was released in Italy.[23]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Staring at the Sun"
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
3:43
2."Lifeline"
  • Phil Bentley
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Shelly Peiken
Hartman4:02
3."Stupid Little Things"
  • Anastacia
  • L. Biancaniello
  • Michael Biancaniello
  • Courtney Harrell
  • Watters
  • L. Biancaniello
  • M. Biancaniello
  • Watters
3:55
4."I Don't Want to Be the One"
  • L. Biancaniello
  • Munroe
  • Watters
  • Watters
  • Biancaniello
3:59
5."Evolution"
  • Anastacia
  • Steve Diamond
  • John Fields
Fields3:23
6."Pendulum"
  • Anastacia
  • Hartman
Hartman3:30
7."Stay"
Hartman3:26
8."Dark White Girl"
  • Anastacia
  • Diamond
  • Fields
John Fields3:23
9."Apology"
  • Anastacia
  • Fields
  • Hartman
Hartman3:32
10."Broken Wings"Gad3:37

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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