Karen Lee Andrews Reveals New EP
“Far From Paradise”
Released 27th April 2018
"Ms. Andrews has that rare gift to communicate the unspeakable" - Cameron Adams, Herald Sun
Karen Lee Andrews (formerly ‘Ms Murphy’) debuts her fresh new sound. The new EP mines the rich blues and soul at the heart of her musical heritage.
“The sound is new, yet familiar,” says Karen Lee Andrews, who has focused on reconnecting with her roots since stepping away from touring in 2015. Picking back up her guitar in the Summer of 2016 was the catalyst for this fresh new sound, described as Oceanic Blues.
This new genre-defining EP, ‘Far from Paradise’ is by turns direct, nuanced and open, to keep the listener fully engaged. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid expression. This unique sound carries the mood and tones of the EP expressed in rich, warm vocals.
Karen will be performing the songs from her new EP at Australia’s largest free music festival, Blues on Broadbeach (May 17-20). Held throughout Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The line-up features legends such as The Robert Cray Band, The Screaming Jets, and many more.
“She is one of the most original and dignified talents to emerge in Australian popular entertainment in a long time. She manages to be both imperial yet vulnerable.”