Album Review: Chansons by Lauren Carter

Album Name: Chansons
Artist: Lauren Carter
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Actress Lauren Carter’s debut as a singer is a very nice ep. She sings Edith Piaf’s “La vie en rose” in a breathy voice but still makes it persuasive.

Kurt Weill’s “Youkali” is present in a lovely version too.

Her own “Strategy of Tragedy” fits in well in its charmingly innocent way. Carter sounds very sweet as she seeks the heart of tragedy. She’s still finding her voice, but I think she’ll get there. Carter’s an ingénue rather than a femme fatale in this setting.

“Les Ruptures (Partings)” ends the ep nicely.

Time will tell if she’ll make a full-length album and what direction that will take.

Posted on February 3, 2006

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. La Vie en Rose
3. Youkali
4. Strategy of Tragedy
5. Les Ruptures (Partings

[Lauren Carter Official Site]

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