LOVE SONGS: A TIME YOU MAY EMBRACE
“… Warren’s talents are extraordinary. She has an octave-hopping voice that glides between languid and urgent, and music that hovers between funk, folk and jazz, between Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone ….. she’s the real deal.” The Observer
“… Warren’s thrilling debut album fully lives up to expectations….It’s all uncontrived and near faultless, really.” Uncut
“There’s something alluringly familiar about Krystle Warren. She instantly sounds classic … we are certainly in the presence of a mighty talent.” BBC Online
Krystle Warren is a true original…her deep, breathy voice easing between soulful balladry and scat jazz, with echoes of ragtime, gospel and country. Her assurance is as remarkable as her range… The Guardian. 4 stars
The astonishing Ms Warren advances on the impressive gameplan of acclaimed predecessor Circles…it brims with soulful riches and consummate musicality while the songs are sensuous platforms for her honeyed contralto, jazzy elegance and effortless flair. The Mirror. 4 stars
… singer-songwriter Krystle Warren remains a cult concern. A gorgeous new album, Love Songs, should help her cause … Evening Standard
‘Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace’ is the next episode in the musical life of the remarkable Krystle Warren following the much admired ‘Circles’ release.
“Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace” is the fruit of an exhilarating 13 day recording session in Brooklyn during which 25* tunes were laid down, live (the way her heroes and sheroes did it) by a total of 28 musicians including Krystle’s regular crew, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, fired up the players and produced the whole jambalaya. She integrates ragtime and waltz time; evokes Dusty and Krystle-ises William Blake; rubs up against Broadway musical stylings as well as leaving lots of space for songs featuring only her glorious voice alongside acoustic guitar. In a perfect world “Love Songs…” would have come to you on double vinyl with a gatefold sleeve big enough for you to lose yourself in.
Watch a short documentary about the recording of the album: http://youtu.be/KZnxYOBocaA
The journey from Krystle’s parlour to your table has been an eventful and exciting one. She set up her own record label as well as sharing stages around the world with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Norah Jones, Joan As Police Woman, Nick Cave and Kylie.
Krystle is addicted to life on the musical high wire; always landing on the balls of her feet perfectly poised for the next adventure. On “Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace” the overwhelming sound is one of Krystle collecting the baton from her musical forebears – but it’s mostly about the weightless, giddy, moreishness of new love brought to you by the mind, body and soul of a huge and mature talent.
Krystle Warren has announced 2 live shows in the UK
Tuesday 22nd May – London, Dingwalls
Thursday 24th May – Brighton Festival – Hove, All Saints’ Church
Krystle will be touring the world in 2012 with Rufus Wainwright as guitarist/backing vocalist and support act. (details to follow)
Krystle Warren has just completed the Floating Palaces tour alongside KT Tunstall, Robyn Hitchcock, Martin & Eliza Carthy and Howe Gelb and Led Zep’s John Paul Jones.