West Coast Beats: New Music From Lo Carmen


Currently based in Los Angeles, Lo Carmen has recorded five solo albums, as well as a honky tonk-jazz collaboration with her father, Australian country-rock pioneer, pianist Peter Head. She has toured throughout Europe, Australia and the US, opening for a diverse array of artists, as well as showcased at SXSW.

Seemingly born with music running through her veins, Carmen composed her first original song at age ten, performing it publicly that night at a New Year’s Eve party at the Town Hall in her native Adelaide, South Australia, and the writing on the wall became clear: music was her destiny.

Known for the rustic simplicity and stripped-back honesty of her lyrics — displayed on her new song, “Sometimes It’s Hard,’ featuring Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. The single, taken from her album Lovers Dreamers Fighters, out on vinyl and digital platforms on November 10 through Chiquita Records, premiered yesterday with Clash Magazine. The outlet called the track “divine,” “a real charmer,” and “a beautifully composed piece of music.”

The single is now available via Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify.

Lovers Dreamers Fighters, her sixth studio album, was recorded in Nashville at The Butcher Shoppe and Welcome to 1979 Studios. Glide Magazine premiered the first single, “Last Thing I’ll Remember,” noting its “gorgeous twangy pedal steel, sensual vocals, haunting guitar and harmonies, and a drumbeat that conveys a quiet loneliness,” and stating “the album brings together sultry vintage soul and cosmic country sounds for something that is entirely unique. As a singer and songwriter, Carmen is simultaneously reflective and a storyteller.”.





Author: ASoulfulSound

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