Artist: Karima Francis
Album: The Remedy
Karima Francis has been away from the music scene for a couple of years and how she is back with her new album The Remedy - and the singer -songwriter is sounding better than ever.
And while her debut album made people sit up and take notice The Remedy should do that and so much more as she shows that she is not only is a great vocalist but also a supreme songwriter.
The Remedy is an album that is captivating from star to finish and her unique seems better than ever before.
The Remedy is the opening track on the album and there is a real rawness to this track as Francis has a voice where the emotion just pours out.
There is a real feeling of rediscovered strength and a new perspective with this record but there is also a real honesty with this album and Francis is an artist that is really baring her soul.
Wherever I Go is one of those intimate tracks as the guitar and piano arrangements are just exquisite as they beautifully support Francis’ powerful vocal.
Glory Days is the most recent single from the artist and there is a slow and steady build to this track as Francis delivers such a fantastic vocal performance as the track reaches a very powerful crescendo.
But what is so great is Francis has not gone overboard with the production on this record the instrumentation has been kept nice and simple and she has let her voice and her lyrics do the talking.
And what a voice she has there is a deep and almost husky quality to that just allows the emotion to drip through - her sound as been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and it is not hard to see why.
Stay is one of the best tracks on the album and it perhaps that track that really shows off the power of Francis’ vocal.
There is a real grace to this track as Francis’ emotional lyrics just wash right over you and the heart on sleeve feel to this album is displayed in all its glory with this track.
The Remedy is an album that shows a real journey for this fantastic artist as she has developed both her writing as well as her vocal since her debut.
It’s great to see Karima Francis back and showing off what she is all about - this is an album that is not to be missed.
Karima Francis - The Remedy is out now
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw