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Katie Melua - Album no. 8: Album review




The dulcet and instantly recognisable vocals of Katie Melua are welcomed with the release of her latest album.

One of Britain’s most successful musical artists, with a catalogue that has been certified 56 times platinum around the globe, Melua released her debut album ‘Call Off The Search’ when she was just 19-years-old.

On her latest album, the first track ‘A Love Like That’ reminded me very much of the fabulous song ‘My Silver Lining’ by First Aid Kit, which was used on a Renault TV commercial. I think it’s due to that mellow, yet striking strings intro.

Katie Melua. The album No.8 is out now. Image provided by Republic Media.
Katie Melua. The album No.8 is out now. Image provided by Republic Media.

The deeply personal lyrics, written by Melua, see her ‘attempting to reconcile the knotty complexities of real-life love to its fairytale counterpart.’

The whole album is a very chilled affair. Track four, ‘Joy’ has its roots in folk and contains some jazz elements.

And the entire album is said to ‘draw from the vernacular of folk songs’ to ‘evoke a sense of magic-hour wonder’.

There’s a real treat on track nine ‘Airtime’ as it features the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Melua is originally from Tbilisi, in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, moving to the UK at the age of eight.

Zoe Myall



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