The name KT Tunstall may not ring a bell with you, does it? What if I told you she is the same one who sung the Grammy nominated Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. Yea, I bet you remember that song!
Well, KT Tunstall has a new Album out now called Tiger Suit, and I was lucky enough to get to listen and review the album. Originally, I was going to write my thoughts about each song... But as I am going through it, I find myself using the same words for all of them..... Amazing!
This is a new musical adventure for KT. Organic instrumentation is blended with dance-friendly textures, the result of which she has dubbed "Nature Techno" to capture the albums collision of raw, upfront rootsiness and sleek electronic textures. And I tend to agree.
The songs on the album are not the typical songs in my playlist... Some have a good Pop feel, others have a Pop/Rock-ish feel. Great beats, and awesome vocals. I must admit, I have never really listened to much of KT Tunstalls music before, but I think that will change. I like her raspy vocals. You get the feeling that she means what she is singing. You get that raw feeling in the voice that you do not get with some artists like Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga ( I love both dearly! ). I love the raw feeling, raspy sounding, and like I said, you feel like she means what shes singing about. She feels it deep within.
I really am fond of the first song on the album - Uummannaq Song. Its different. Gives a native feel (at least to me it does). I love the vocals in it- especially the "Oh oh oh oh.. Yea yea yea yea" It sounds native, strong, and can feel the feelings. The beat is something that I just can't get enough of.. And let me say, I am the kind of person that falls into a song just because of the beat. Oh, em, Gee! It has a rock feel as well to it. And I just get wrapped up taken on a musical journey.
Push That Knot Away has a drum that just pulls me in... And in the breakdown that guitar is... Whew! I got chills!!!!! Thats awesome... That guitar comes around the 2:10 mark... Then add the drums in at the 2:38 mark. I find myself in Bliss. Complete and utter Bliss. Yes, I capitalized Bliss. And then around the 3:05 add in some more music and its just insane.. You can get lost for an eternity!
Let me explain music for a minute. I have ADHD, and music helps me stay focused. Throughout my school years, I needed to play the radio in the background so that way I would focus. That radio was not a distraction for me.... And when I listen to music, if I close my eyes I see colors, I see fireworks, I see swirls of beautiful colors that represent the beats and instruments... Kind of like the Visualizer on iTunes or Windows Media Player... And the better the song is - the more amazing that the colors and patters and swirls are....
I don't want to go on and on, it will start to look like rambling!
This album is exhilarating and takes you on a musical journey. Like I stated before, this is not something that I would get if I saw it on display at Wal-Mart, so I am really glad that I was given the opportunity to receive this, review it and essentially discovering something that I had not known existed.
This album is one you should definetly get! If you are like me, and do not go outside of your comfort zone regularly, this is one you will want.
I give this a 10 out of 10 on my list, and will be in heavy rotation on my playlist.
Good job KT Tunstall! You made an amazing album that is absolutely thrilling to me, and is ear candy for me.
The albums first single "Fade Like A Shadow" is available at digital retailers now, and is already at Top 20 hit at radio. Check the video here on YOUTUBE.
The album came out October 5 - Its available NOW!!! Go get it!
(If you buy on iTunes, you get some bonuses!!!! )
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