Monday, August 6, 2012
Album Watch: Laura Izibor Returns With 'The Brooklyn Sessions'
It's been quite some time since we've heard from Laura Izibor, the Irish piano dame who charmed with her 2008 debut album, Let The Truth Be Told. Least you forget that Miss Izibor was one of the first artists interviewed on this here blog (she was super nice and is a fan of Breaking Bad!) so yes, there is some bias sheen covering this post.
The last I saw of Miss Izibor was an appearance on One Tree Hill where she premiered song, "Can't Be Love" as well as pulled out notable songs, "If Tonight Is My Last" and "Mmm...". She's rising again with a brand new album coming in the very near future, but in the meantime in order to hush us up on the idea that she's been slacking since '08, Izibor is dropping some new sounds. 3-track EP, The Brooklyn Sessions, Vol. 1 premieres tomorrow, but today we get a little taste of what's to come.
Recorded with her touring band at the Electrick Indigo Studios in Brookyln, New York over a three-day span, the rich Reggae tinged, "He'll Never Know" and a perky 60's girl group number, "Ring" slide on in and shabby they are not. Even though experimental and sometimes busy-body material is my forte, there are times where I'm akin to just taking things down a notch and applauding simple approaches in order to make effective music, and thankfully, Miss Izibor follows that creed. Soak in the soulful warmth below.
He'll Never Know