Author Tayo Odutola - EarMilk
Karen Lee Andrews (fka Ms Murphy) has a vocal tone that is undeniably powerful and from the first listen we knew we had to share her music with the rest of the world. Her new single "Higher" displays her spirited style of music making. The upbeat, feel-good track is nothing but pure expression of pure energy and relief.Built on engulfing guitar arrangements, snappy drums and a thick bass line to tie things up, the lush production results in a cinematic, vintage sounding and captures a time before now. Karen, on the other hand, rides the wave of the soundscape given to her delivering an intense filled, celebratory vibe that would make you want to turn it up really loud in traffic after a hard day at work.
With two successful albums, a national tour and of course nationwide exposure under her belt, Karen Lee Andrews is on the verge of releasing her new Ep entitled 'Far from paradise'. Capitalizing 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. ‘Higher’ is a standout track amongst the EP, with Karen Lee Andrews’ powerhouse voice lending richness and depth to the track.