SuCh (aka Su Charles) uses her voice to stretch beyond the typical themes most songstresses explore. Tackling topics ranging from pregnancy to friendship to the earthquake in Haiti, SuCh comes across as deeply personal on Stretch Marks — almost distractingly so. The arrangements are melodic and become more succinct as the album goes on, especially on cuts like "Prodigal," SuCh's best vocal performance on the entire record. The honesty in her voice will keep you interested, while the rhythms in tracks like "Innocence Lost" give Stretch Marks the boost it needs to get beyond the typical R&B formula. Over the course of ten tracks, SuCh takes you on a journey through her past with literal verses and sharp sounds.


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