An old school vocalist with an old school sound, Carmel is an artist who is returning to the music industry with new songs for the first time since some huge hits in the 80s. In the meantime, she’s picked up a brand new band and new-old sound.
There’s something delightfully 60s about the first of her new double A side single ‘Sad Situation’. The layered vocals and spaced out production calls to mind those summer vibes in the lead up to the glam rock of the 70s. ‘Second Wife Blues’ however is something of a different beast, still traditional in sound (blues rock) but quite forward thinking lyrically.
These are grown up songs with grown up points to make – fine counter programming to the youthful angst of today’s chart scene.