Friday, May 6, 2011
Video: k.d. lang, Siss Boom Bang Perform "I Confess" and "Sugar Buzz" on "Jimmy Kimmel"; BBC Calls Album "Instantly Striking"
The BBC says the album is "instantly striking," from the start, with its opening song, "I Confess." Reviewer Jaime Gill says lang's "vocals haven’t sounded this energetic and playful in many years. On I Confess she slides up and down scales like a purring pole dancer, a reminder that as well as perfect pitch and exquisite control, she has always had an incredibly, mysteriously sexy voice." Gill goes on to say that lang "remains utterly arresting" on Sing it Loud, its songs "rich, masterful and seductive." Read more at bbc.co.uk.
The Los Angeles Times, reviewing last weekend's Stagecoach country music festival, describes lang as "wondrous." Reviewer Randy Lewis says lang "has a technically exceptional voice, which she applies with equal facility to country, pop, soul and jazz-inflected songs ... After a weekend of dozens of performances across the broad spectrum of everything related to country, lang’s performance provided an eminently satisfying conclusion."
lang and the band head to the UK at the end of this month to launch their spring and summer tour; for more information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of Sing it Loud, head to the Nonesuch Store now, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the complete album at checkout.
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang perform "I Confess":
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang perform "Sugar Buzz":