Beautiful Awakening by Stacie Orrico Twenty-year-old Stacie Orrico returns with her new album, Beautiful Awakening, after a two-year break from the spotlight. The young singer-songwriter landed her first record contract aged 12, and launched her debut, gold-selling album Genuine at 14. But her new offering may not stir up the same buzz. Beautiful Awakening is a collection of R&B-driven songs that Orrico uses to show that she's in control of her life and career. The album deals with most of the things that young people care about. So you will find break-up songs (I'm Not Missing You, Don't Ask Me to Stay), romantic ballads (Easy to Luv You, Wait) and a song celebrating family (So Simple). But the tracks don't live up to Orrico's soulful voice. They flow well and are easy to listen to, but they lack anything surprising or original. You will forget them soon after you hear them. Worse still, she should be ashamed of the sentimental lyrics. In Dream You, she coos: 'Boy, I dream you in the morning, noon and night ... And I need you in my life.' Orrico's efforts are cheesy and even dull. Fellow pop princess Lily Allen writes about similar subjects, but in a fun, lively way.