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Critical Obsessions
Studio album by Heather Vesey
Released 5 March 2010
(see release history)[1]
Recorded June 2009 - January 2010
Genre Electropop, dance pop, R&B
Length 57:20
Label Atlantic Records
Producer RedOne, The Smeezingtons, Ne-Yo, Will.i.am, Fernando Garibay
Singles from Critical Obssessions
  1. "All I Did"
    Released: 3 January 2010[2]
  2. "Climbing Walls"
    Released: 3 March 2010[3]
  3. "Critical"
    Released: 20 February 2010
  4. "The Heart Breaking Spell"

Critical Obsessions is the first solo studio album[4] by British girl-group singer Heather Vesey. It is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on 5 March 2010 through Atlantic Records. The project features productions from RedOne, The Smeezingtons and Ne-Yo amongst others, whilst T.I., Sam Sparro, Justin Timberlake, Cheryl Cole, Will.i.am, Ciara and Pharrell Williams has a guest vocal on the album.[5] "All I Did" was released as the lead single in January 2010 and peaked at number 9 in the UK. It was confirmed that "Climbing Walls" would be the second single released on the 3rd of March 2010. A number of data confirmed that "Critical" was going to be released as the second single in the USA and Canada, this would only get released in the America and Canada.

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Singles

  • "All I Did", produced by T.I., was the official first single, It peaked at number 9 in the UK 1 January 2010, It also charted at 12 in the Irish charts and Eurochart hot 100 at 13.[6]
  • "Climbing Walls", produced by RedOne, is the second single to be released on the 3 March 2010. The music video was filmed in January. It was said that "Climbing Walls", the second single has 'clubby synths' and 'a chorus that clicks pretty much as soon as you hear it.
  • "The Heart Breaking Spell", produced by Fernando Garibay, is the fourth single from the of the album but third single in the UK, and will be released sometime in April.

Recording, production and Background

"The album is very 'me'. It's all about my personality. There are song which are deep and some which are exciting. When I went into the studio every day, I would nip myself to wake myself up and say, "Is this real?" The deep songs have all came from my feelings- 'Climbing Walls' was wrote about my dad. Me, Will (Will.i.am) and George worked really had on this song and i think it is my favourite song on the album. The album is a mix between Electropop, dance pop and R&B. I really enjoyed working on the album, i just hope people like it."
—Heather Vesey

Producers like RedOne, The Smeezingtons, Ne-Yo, Will.i.am, Fernando Garibay worked on the album with Vesey from June 2009 to December 2009. It was recorded in Los Angeles, London, Melbourne. On the Vesey's official website it confirmed that RedOne had produces a number of songs on the album. Including second single Climbing Walls. While in the states Vesey worked with Louis Biancaniello. In the album she has teamed up with the likes of Justin Timberlake who stated He loved working with Vesey. Will.i.am who produced and wrote a number of songs, she also collaborated with Will on the song Photographs. Vesey stated that she loved the last song on the album, called The Last Song, she said she loves it, because she has teamed up with everyone who she collaborated with on the ablum and she decribed it as warming.

Heather said that it is a great way to kick off her solo career, but she is not ready to leave girl-group Lady Lashes. Vesey is going back to work with her band in April to record a second album. The girls said they are ready to do it properly, Courtney Whittle stated, "Even though we have brought a first studio album out, it didn't do so good as we did no promotion at all. We were all inbetween doing our own stuff, Heather with her studio album, I (Courtney Whittle) was back and forwards from the states recording with two new rappers with single i am featuring sometime in 2010 Soaking Wet and Lauren was busy doing modeling. So when we come back for a second album we are ready to do it all properly. We have already been going into the studio and recording.

Track listing

Information taken from Critical Obsessions liner notes.[7] Tracking list was confirmed on Official website.

Standard edition
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "All I Did" (featuring T.I.) William Adams, George Pajon T.I. 4:33
2. "Climbing Walls"   Heather Vesey, George Pajon, Will.i.am RedOne 4:16
3. "Photographs" (featuring Will.i.am) Nadir Khyatt, Bilal Hajji RedOne 4:01
4. "Going Home" (featuring Cheryl Cole) Rico Love, James Scheffer, Louis Biancaniello Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters 4:12
5. "The Heart Breaking Spell"   Hitesh Ceon, Kim Ofstad, Andrea Martin Fernando Garibay 3:54
6. "The Promise"   Khyatt, Hajji, Heather Vesey RedOne 3:07
7. "Forever"   Khyatt, Kim Ofsed, Heather Vesey RedOne 3:32
8. "Critical" (featuring Sam Sparro) Khyatt, Hajji, Heather Vesey, Sam Sparro RedOne 3:43
9. "Stranger In My Life"   Watters, Biancaniello, Andre Merritt, Will.i.am Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters 3:23
10. "Over and Out" (featuring Justin Timberlake) Aeon Manahan, Herbie Crichlow Wayne Wilkins Wayne Wilkins 4:04
11. "No Words"   Steve Booker, Niara Scarlett Steve Booker 3:54
12. "Turntables" (featuring Ciara) Smith, Eriksen, Hermansen, Heather Vesey, Will.i.am StarGate, Ne-Yo*, Will.i.am* 4:32
13. "Mr. and Mrs." (featuring Pharrell) Heather Vesey, Pharrell Williams, Khyatt, Hajji RedOne 4:23
14. "The Last Song" (featuring T.I., Will.i.am, Cheryl Cole, Sam Sparro, Justin Timberlake, Ciara & Pharrell) Brian Kennedy Seals, Will.i.am, T.I., Heather Vesey Brian Kennedy 3.13

Release history

Region Date Label
Australia 5 March 2010 Atlantic Records
United Kingdom[8]
Ireland
US[9]
Canadian Albums Chart [10]

Charts

Chart positions
Chart (2009) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart[11] TBA
UK Albums Chart[12] TBA
U.S. Billboard 200[13] TBA
Canadian Albums Chart[14] TBA
Australian Albums Chart[15] TBA
Certifications and sales
Country Providers Certification Sales or
Shipments
United Kingdom BPI TBA TBA
United States BPI TBA TBA
Australia BPI TBA TBA
Ireland BPI TBA TBA
Canada BPI TBA TBA

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