Première of the new Lady Linn album!
'High' that will be the title of the new, third Lady Linn CD. The artistic alias of Lien Degreef, that songstress from Ghent who so glowingly glitters with her voice.
Following diverse 'danceable' projects, she fully broke through in 2009 with her Magnificent Seven and of course mega-hit 'I Don't Wanna Dance.'
The expectations are also 'High' this time. As her always much-appreciated mix of pop, jazz and soul now appears to be spiced with extra electronica.
Songs Lien De Greef dreamt up on guitar rather than piano, more direct lyrics too and again the justifiably trusted producer Renaud Letang (see: crackers like Jane Birkin, Feist...)
So now the keywords are 'more electronic, disco, dance&synthpop', aside 'melancholy ballad, minimal electronica...'
And the concluding words are: 'how the musical freedom on the new Lady Linn album never loses sight of the essence: going for the best possible song.'
Lady Linn brings along Black Flower as support-act: a fivesome focused around saxophonist-composer Nathan Daems, apparently heavily influenced by the likes of Mulatu Astatke or Fela Kuti, and they madly mix 'ethiopique, jazz, afro, oriental and blues. Soulful music with an eccentric and psychedelic identity.'
The CD Abyssinia Afterlife is now out too, on Zephyrus: 'a lucid trip through the gardens of the Abyssinian afterlife.'
With Nathan Daems (sax & flute – see too: Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orchestra), Jon Birdsong (cornet – see too: Beck, Calexico, dEUS...), Simon Segers (drums – see too: De Beren Gieren...), Filip Vandebril (bass – see too: The Valerie Solanas, Kocani Orkestar...), and Wouter Haest (keyboards – see too: Los Callejeros...)