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“Jayme Dawicki’s new CD,Love Love, is easy, fun, emotional and introspective. She has a clean, bright and strong voice with catchy lyrics and pop-infused melodies. Whether she is exploring the excitement of young love on “Joe Barry”, or wallowing in the agony of lost love on “Save Me”, you can count on her sweet voice to lead you into the heart of each song. The maturity and modesty of the understated ballads “Take My Heart”, “Battle”, and “Twilight”, further compliment the album as a whole. While she is in fine voice throughout Love Love, the album’s first song, “One More Year”, is truly a highlight. The piano, which is featured in almost all of her songs, magnifies the delicacy and beauty of her voice. While all the songs on Love Love are thoughtfully written and produced, the album tends to feel a bit safe at times; that being said, it is a mighty respectable sophomore album. It is joyful, light, intelligent and feminine—as lovely as the gorgeous M”

“Three years after releasing her debut disc, "Shatter Queen," Milwaukee musician -- and former Miss Wisconsin -- Jayme Dawicki is ready to lauch a follow-up. Dawicki says that at times, making "Love Love" felt like the high point of her 31 years. The record offers the same accomplished piano-laced youthful but mature pop music as its predecessor, with catchy songs and alluring vocals that easily explain Dawicki's success so far and seem to suggest more to come. The tunes are often clearly personal, giving Dawicki's music an intimate feel, even when the productions are expansive.”

“Dawicki's Sara Bareilles-inspired pop songs, dressed up with lovely vocals and enamored with the highs and lows of love, are a suitable soundtrack for a teen female audience. Her music also has been featured in "The Real World" and the CW's "America's Next Top Model," and like many musicians today, she's clearly mindful of the power of placement in TV and film. "Love Love" includes a track called "Twilight (I'm Yours Now)," inspired by the wildly popular book series about love-struck Bella Swan and the vampire she adores. With lyrics such as, "I don't have the strength to stay away" and "Like a hundred years you've waited for my lips," the ballad encompasses the spirit of the "Twilight" books in four minutes' time. She also used personal experiences to make her songs more intimate. The bubbly "Joe Barry," about a woman proposing to her young boyfriend, is named after a guy Dawicki once dated. "Battle" is dedicated to a close friend who died from leukemia.”

“Jayme Dawicki isn't the tortured type. The Milwaukee singer-songwriter giggles frequently & speaks in the cheery cadence you'd expect from a former Miss WI, & her emails usually contain at least one smiley-face emoticon. That chipper personality comes across on her latest album, the happily titled Love Love. “The album is very upbeat,” Dawicki says. “I'd say all the songs in one way or another are about love. I didn't set out to make it a concept album, but when I really started looking at the songs & what it's about, I realized they're about relationships, mostly, & different versions of love: first love, last love, long love, loving life, having cool friends, love that should not be. I love writing about relationships; that's my favorite topic.” Dawicki says she was inspired to make Love Love more upbeat than her last album, 2008's Shatter Queen, a more pensive collection of Brandi Carlile- & Sara Bareilles-styled piano-pop, after seeing the response to that album's jauntier”

“Jayme Dawicki w/ Ari Herstand @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m. Milwaukee singer-songwriter Jayme Dawicki has found a niche licensing her songs to television shows. Five songs from her 2008 album Shatter Queen, which she recorded in Seattle with Dashboard Confessional producer Daniel Mendez, have been used on MTV’s “The Real World,” and her music has also been featured on the Lifetime network. It’s easy to see why TV has taken to her songs: They recall the expressive, “Grey’s Anatomy”-styled piano-pop of adult-contemporary starlets like Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.”