Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rumer: A House Is Not A Home + Sara Smile + Slow + Am I Forgiven

A goosebump inducing, heavenly mix of Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, Eva Cassidy, and Joni Mitchell, Rumer had her full-length debut 'Seasons of My Soul' released on Atlantic Records November 1, 2010; she wrote or co-wrote all except one track.  A second album entitled 'Boys Don't Cry' dropped May 28 of this year; on it she covers 12 (16 on the special edition) of her favorite songs from the 1970s.

Born Sarah Joyce in Islamabad, Pakistan in 1979 to a British mother and a Pakistani father, Rumer began writing songs at age 20. In recent years she has played with Elton John, Jools Holland, and Jamie Callum and in May she performed at the Burt Bacharach/Hal David Library of Congress Gershwin Prize concert at the White House.