Sarah Blasko - I'd be lost

SARAH BLASKO

Eternal Return
Release:
11.03.2016
Label:
MVKA
Format:
CD
Article No.:
MVLP1004
EAN Code:
0825646979240
‘Eternal Return’, produced by Burke Reid and featuring collaborations with David Hunt, Ben Fletcher and Nick Wales, has a marked retro-electronic vibe throughout: "I got interested in old synths again, which I haven't been for a few years,” says Blasko. "A lot of my favourite pop records are synth-based and many of my favourite loves songs are of that ilk." She names Gary Numan, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson as just a few of the album’s influences, as well as Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. "They were all artists that I grew up listening to. I was thinking about Tina Turner when I was singing Beyond. No-one else might necessarily hear that, but that’s where I went in my head." 

Despite the nostalgic influences there is nothing lightweight about either the songs or the production. Blasko and her collaborators have tried scrupulously to avoid clichés and keep everything understated. The overall effect is the poignant lyrics and ravishing melodies always take centre stage. Sarah Blasko’s spectacular voice has always been one of her greatest strengths but she has never sounded better than she does on ‘Eternal Return’.