EDIN was recorded in Sydney along with some of Australia's best musicians and vocalists. Produced by Ben Rodgers, EDIN showcases Karen Lee Andrews' ability to share her story with her audience.
Far From Paradise
Capitalising on her powerhouse voice and soulful 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 up her guitar in the Summer of 2016 was the catalyst for this fresh new sound.
This 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.
The album was recorded live at REC Studios in Sydney boasting an authentic, bombastic vibrancy which only a live recording can achieve.
Heartache, honesty, strength and conviction are felt through every vocal tone. After a childhood spent listening to her local church's gospel music and, later, Motown records, her raw, powerhouse voice is undeniably one that cannot be taught.
It caught the attention of highly respected troubadour and national treasure Paul Kelly, who gave away two of his self-written songs, "Rising Moon" and "Sure Got Me," for the chanteuse to record. Ms Murphy was able to put her own spin on these tracks, which are rendered in the same 60s soul style as the rest of the album.