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Rumer: Nostalgic, Dream-Pop Neo-Soul With a Pleasing Bite

A while back, VanRamblings introduced you to Rumer, the British jazz artist / Anglo-Pakistani soul singer / songwriter who's been tearing up the charts in the the U.K., and seems ready now to break to acclaim stateside.

With her early 60s Burt Bacharach-influenced sound, Rumer doesn't trade in the rough neo-soul sounds of an Amy Winehouse, rather she offers a more pleasing soundscape, an almost nostalgic, often pensive and always seductive foray into Karen Carpenter territory, full of graceful melodies and dream-pop lyricism, elegant and piercingly evocative at the same time.

As VanRamblings continues to explore the 'new' music of our age — with an emphasis on soulful female vocalists — today we present Rumer's début album, Seasons of My Soul, available for download through iTunes, or as an import through HMV, or your favourite local record store.



Posted by Raymond Tomlin at June 1, 2011 10:01 AM in Music

   

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