VENTS Magazine is pleased to present the Exclusive Premiere of ‘Sometimes’, the soulful new single from Karen Carr’s eponymous debut album. With its sultry Bonnie Raitt/Sheryl Crow vibe, ’Sometimes’ is a standout track on Carr’s raucous rock/Country album (out July 23rd). Listen to more music and learn about Carr’s confident leap of faith from the shadows to the spotlight at https://karencarrmusic.com/index.html.
Singer Karen Carr has spent a career in the shadows, supporting other worthy performers and hustling as a back-up singer, a jingle performer, and a one-off gig act. Over the years, she has recorded and/or shared the stage with such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, Alicia Keys, Lionel Ritchie, Eddie Money, and many others. With her eponymous debut album, Carr takes a leap of faith into the spotlight with a bold and confident collection of songs, evoking a rock/country vibe and asserting her authentic voice along the way.
With influences ranging from Pat Benatar to Heart, from Linda Ronstadt to Shania Twain, it’s no surprise to feel the raw strength in Carr’s music, which at times also recalls Bonnie Raitt and Shawn Colvin.
Highlights abound on her upcoming album, out July 23rd. Opening track and first single ‘Long Time Coming’ mixes a palpable sense of euphoria and empowerment with poignant lyrics (‘living in the shadow of everyone’s shadow’ et al). It’s an anthemic,inspirational track that puts Carr firmly on the map. Second single ‘Sometimes’ has a smooth Bonnie Raitt groove, while ‘Gone’ sets Carr’s stunning vocals to a mature, mournful backdrop that recalls Shawn Colvin’s ‘A Few Small Repairs’. ‘Pour a Little More’ is a muscular rocker (and yes perhaps a little valentine to Def Leppard!,) while Carr’s cover of Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’ delivers her personal touch…when the chorus kicks in it’s an invigorating moment and an affirmation of dignity and strength on so many levels. With electrifying guitar work throughout, Carr’s album pairs her power vocals with accompaniment that soars.