<img src="https://essentiallypop.com/epop/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Stevie-McCrorie-2.jpg" width="800" height="450" class="so-widget-image" style="max-width:100%; height:auto; width:100%; display:block"> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Following his victory on 'The Voice' last year, Stevie McCrorie is all set to release his debut album 'Big World' this Friday, 8 January. The album is available to pre-order, along with the lead single, 'My Heart Never Lies'.</strong></h4> <img src="https://essentiallypop.com/epop/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Stevie-McCrorie-1.jpeg" width="1500" height="1500" class="so-widget-image" style="max-width:100%; height:auto; width:100%; display:block"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stevie didn't enter The Voice himself: his colleagues in the Kirkcaldy fire service did it for him - and we're grateful they did, as all four judges turned for his audition, and with Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson as his mentor, Stevie blazed to victory.</p>
Now, with the release of his debut album, ‘Big World’, Scottish singer Stevie shows that, in addition to having an extraordinary voice, he is an accomplished songwriter in his own right.
“The Voice was always a stepping stone to becoming the artist I want to be,” says Stevie. “I didn’t want to take the easy route. I wanted to take the harder approach to prove I am a songwriter. The public want to hear something real.”
<p style="text-align: justify;">'Big World' is a brilliant debut album which shows what has been brimming below the surface and waiting to come out. ‘My Heart Never Lies’ is the perfect introduction to Stevie’s own style and is well worthy of repeat listening. </p>
“My mate, who has a daughter, said he started crying to it,” says Stevie. “That’s what I want the song to do. It’s about being away from [my daughter] Bibi, however it doesn’t mention a kid, so it can relate to anybody leaving home.”
We really enjoy that Stevie doesn’t lose his Scottish accent when he sings; it gives his songs further sincerity. Our favourites on the 11 track album are ‘Killing Time’ (song number 4) and the title track, ‘Big World’, which follows. Both are catchy pop-rock infectious tracks, with ‘Big World’ in particular reminding us a lot of Kodaline. We feel this is only the beginning for Stevie: the man is a true talent.
‘My Heart Never Lies’, which Stevie performed on BBC Children in Need in Scotland last year, is available as an instant download when pre-ordering the album, ‘Big World’.
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