Keren Ann | Not Going Anywhere | Nolita
'After recording two successful CDs in France and co-writing the bulk of legendary French singer Henri Salvador's 2000 hit album Room with a View, the singer-songwriter Keren Ann makes her auspicious U.S. premiere with Not Going Anywhere on Metro Blue Records (an imprint of Blue Note Records). The CD is a sumptuous acoustic pop album of 11 finely crafted, lyrical gems. It marks Keren Ann's debut singing a full package of songs in English.' (EMI)
'In November, EMI Music held a listening party in Paris to celebrate the French release of “Nolita,” the new album by the Israeli-Dutch singer and songwriter Keren Ann, who is thirty.' (the new yorker)
Music blog, The Mystical Beast, had tracks from Nolita. available for download just three weeks ago. (sorry they're gone now). 'Ann's vocals hit an exceedingly tasteful spot somewhere between Claudine Longet's whisper and Hope Sandoval's heroin hangover, arriving at a point where her voice lacks audibility and expression in equal parts. Add the French-ish accent, and you get distant, sexy, and foreign, and I can't imagine what could be more appealing to a certain kind of male reader, other than "inaccessible." ' (The Mystical Beast)
And as usual, we lucky New Yorkers not only have the only chance to see her in the U.S.A., but many chances to see her in the near future. (although she did recently play PA and VA).
Watch some Videos at her official site.