Skip to content

She’s Spanish, I’m American (EP) – Josh Rouse and Paz Suay

Josh Rouse and Paz Suay She's Spanish I'm American

She’s Spanish, I’m American (EP)

(2007), 7/10
She’s Spanish, I’m American was released while my wife and were dating, and I always thought that if we’d released an EP together, we could have called it She’s Baptist, I’m Presbyterian. A 5 song EP in collaboration with girlfriend Paz Suay, it’s an interesting release in Rouse’s discography, as it goes further towards pure pop than anything else that Rouse has released; there’s more aural candy and less acoustic guitar than any other Rouse release. An artist by vocation, Suay provides vocals on most of the tracks, and her voice is probably too thin to carry an album by herself, it works nicely in conjunction with Rouse.

There are lots of pretty pop hooks like the opening ‘Car Crash’ and ‘Jon Jon’. ‘These Long Summer Days’ has beautiful harmonised choruses, and a pretty clipped melody, and it’s the highlight of the disc. Don’t expect anything profound, but She’s Spanish, I’m American has plenty of enjoyable ear candy; in hindsight it’s a shame that some of these songs weren’t held over to boost 2007’s disappointing Country Mouse, City House album.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Going for a Song

An autobiography in lays and ditties

The Peter Principles

The minutiae of music and more.

Hi-Fi Adventures

Album Reviews

Records, CDs and Music:

Living in the Physical World

moviewarden.wordpress.com/

Motion-picture Reviews

Reel and Rock

Exploring non-fiction film, rock music in movies and on record and related adventures on pop culture's time-and-place continuum

Legacy Records Southport

Only The Best In Vinyl

%d bloggers like this: