Changes are important, changes usually make you stronger. With the Grammy Awards nomination of 2017 ( Best Country Duo / Group Performance category for the song “Think Of You” sung with Chris Young) and the great professional achievements, (change of record label, participation at the C2C in London, and above all the enormous worldwide success of the song “Think Of You”), everything has changed for Cassadee Pope, who has found the right strength and motivation to be more daring, from the artistic point, and direct her music to new horizons. “Stages”, the new album recorded for Awake Music LLC is the result of this change. Less pop and more rock. Less conventional tracks, and more real stories, some painful, experienced by her. Brilliant, audacious and very catchy songs, starting right from the first track, “Take You Home”, with the guitar that drives each chorus and the voice that becomes more and more seductive, verse after verse. Cassadee, with “Stages” wants to exhibit a sort of artistic and even personal path that has transformed her from a young insecure debutant, coming from talent shows (The Voice, in Blake Shelton’s team) to a successful singer / songwriter, aware of her own resources and musical choices. The girl from West Palm Beach, Florida, has grown a lot since the days with Hey Monday (her first group in 2008), and with her, her music (Gianluca Sitta)