Carmen Gomes Inc. – Little Blue (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:37 minutes | 827 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Sound Liaison.com
Little Blue is a collection of songs that I feel strongly about. Songs of my youth that made an lingering impression and original compositions, some written a long time ago; some only recently.
They all deal with topics of everyday life that keeps my mind occupied: the choices we make, how we define ourselves and how we deal with life in general.
I was a reasonably happy but lonely kid. I felt myself an outsider, a bit different, maybe to a certain extend excluded. Making up for this, I locked myself in my room and listened to music, singing along with every song. I developed a taste for artists that were more ”deep”…. Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Neil Young. There was something in their voices that touched me, some emotion that I recognized.
I internalized all of Neil Young’s lyrics; they made a huge impact on me and served as a heavy influence on the lyrics that I started writing myself. Billie’s voice still tears me apart.
Growing up, I came across songs that stuck with me. Holding Back the years and Brass in Pocket for example. I strongly related to the lyrics. I could almost smell them. Songs about love in all it’s splendour and compassion. Songs about addiction, inequality and loneliness. Songs about the eternal search for an answer. I’m a grown woman now, a mother, experienced, but still searching.
To sing a song I need to picture the story of the lyrics in my head; I have to feel them. If I can’t feel them, I can’t sing them. And how can I expect you to believe what I am singing if I don’t feel it myself? So you can say that the songs on this album are very personal, very close.
01. Holding back the years
02. Wouldn’t change a thing
03. Only you can
04. Needle and the damage done
05. Little girl blue
06. A Better man
07. Until your ready
09. Don’t miss you
10. Brass in pocket
Carmen Gomes – vocal
Folker Tettero – guitar
Peter Bjørnild – double bass, bass guitar
Bert Kamsteeg – drums