Helen Boulding "New Red Dress":::::
MP3 | Average VBR 249 Kbps 44100 Stereo | 51:27 | 98.36Mb
2008 | Genre: Acoustic | Pop | Indie | Songwriter
Possessing a talent which has had music insiders excited for a couple of years now, like a best-kept-secret that's about to be let out the bag, in 'New Red Dress' Helen has made a timeless debut album which could replace KT Tunstall's 'Eye To The Telescope' as the album of choice for your 20-something music lover. Capturing the measured class of Dusty Springfield, the ethereality of Kate Bush or (Helen's friend) Imogen Heap, with the rock balls of Stevie Nicks and the purity of Karen Carpenter, 'New Red Dress' is an inspired debut offering and the sum of many parts.
On debut album 'New Red Dress', Helen has written twelve songs, centrally themed around love and longing, of the all-thrill-no-fill variety, kicking off with the soundscape smash of a first single, 'Breathe'. A b-side to the first single was penned by Helen with the help of Simon Tong, originally with The Verve, now accompanying Damon Albarn in The Good, The Bad & The Queen.
Proving the mandate that if you don't ask, you won't get, Helen has made her own breaks and fashioned a stunning debut album in the process. 'New Red Dress' will be released on Helen's own label Maid In Sheffield in February 2008, with the single 'Breathe' preceding the album in November 2007. The net result, and Helen Boulding's story so far, is all about an empowered, all-round artist, who's set up her own label, done the artwork for the album and knows all about the mechanics of the music business. Just Helen, doing it her way... with a little help from her friends.
01 - Way To Go
02 - Copenhagen
03 - Breathe
04 - I Always Look This Blue
05 - Sleep Walking
06 - What A Fool
07 - Housework
08 - More Than Missing You
09 - Walk Away
10 - IDKWIW
11 - I Can't Stop Myself From Loving You
12 - This I Swear