Grass Is Singing : debut album out in April 2008

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14 Mar 2008, 19:14

A captivating voice, a fiery piano, a gentle acoustic guitar wandering into an expressionist cabaret, melodies, melodies and more melodies, words, emotion and magic: welcome to the unique world of Lonely Drifter Karen.

Lonely Drifter Karen revolves around Tanja Frinta. Having been bewitched by the musicals she went to see as a child in the theatres and cinemas of her native Vienna, Tanja started writing her own songs after listening to a lot of folk, German cabaret music and punk rock.

She was playing and singing in an all-girl indie pop band when, aged twenty, she packed her suitcase and left for Sweden, before ultimately moving on to Barcelona. It's there she met the other two people who became part of the band: Mallorca-born pianist Marc Meliá Sobrevias (who is responsible for many of the album's lovely arrangements) and Italian drummer Giorgio Menossi.

Tanja sings, plays the guitar, writes these wonderful melodies and these lyrics full of evocative imagery and incisive twists-and-turns: feet become yo-yos, a mad inventor falls in love with a circus clown, girls turn into elephants, angels sigh while ladies resist ice-cream, a woman and a man get choked and, yes, the grass does sometimes sing…

Grass Is Singing : debut album out in April 2008

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