This beautiful single comes from Keren Ann’s last album, which I must investigate further if the other songs are like this. The soft and rich alt.country, if not actual country, guitars provide a gentle bed for the fragile and emotive vocals of Keren herself. Keren sings a lot like Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star); in that she shares the exposed nature of Hope’s voice and uses vocal effects to deepen the feeling conveyed very effectively.
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‘Chelsea Burns’ is taken from Keren Ann’s critically well received latest album ‘Nolita’ which, on the strength of this amazing single, I will be seeking out very soon.
Label : EMI
Release Date : 31 October 2005
Website : www.kerenann.com