Album Name: Here and Now
Artist: Katrina Carlson
Year/Label: 2007 / Kataphonic Records
Is it me, or does Katrina Carlson look like a young Jane Fonda on the cover? A quick glance at her site tells me it’s just that photo, but I can’t help thinking that each time I look at it.
This record is what I call “polished pop”. It has a very mainstream, major label sound yet it is an indie release. Which means that she has a really solid production team.
Carlson has a really strong pop voice. I can’t say it’s all that unique, but it is a good match for this music.
One interesting note: She does a cover of Howard Jones’ classic, No One is to Blame and Jones himself sings back up. It’s a really nice version of a great old song.
It’s a little too mainstreamy to be something I personally would choose to listen too often, but she’s good.
1 Be The One
2 Here and Now
3 First to Say Goodbye
4 Daisy In Chains
5 No One is to Blame (feat. Howard Jones)
7 When You Kiss Me
8 Break My Fall
9 The Secret
11 Feel For Me
12 Some Small Way