We have talked recently about using music to change your mood and put you in the right mindset for what you need to accomplish. After a rather rough week needing some high tempo music to keep the motor going we have finally reached Friday and can use some sounds to soothe the mind and soul. Luckily we came across Norine Braun just in time.
The singer songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia crafts a sound with a wide array of musical elements. Norine’s distinctive sound has been featured on her full catalog of 9 albums. There has been blues, roots, rock, and some americana shared throughout and she has earned some high recognition such as winning the Jazz Female singer/songwriter of the year award at the Los Angeles Music Awards.
Last week Norine Braun released a new record Kind Of Jazz. The 11 song collection brings the soft jazz and mellow stylings of her past records to one complete easy listening set. Album opener “Crystalize” showcases many of these talents. There is a beauty to the sound with Norine’s vocals playing with your emotions in a imaginative way. The full soft Jazz vibe is featured on “Tips And Not Trouble”. The silky vocals can put anyone in a relaxed mood. “Paint” continue this trend. The standout track “Gently” is a funky little number with some interesting slap bass sounds to speed up the heart rate while remaining super smooth. The mind relaxing vibe moves forward all the way to closer “Skylight” with its Jazz piano based sound accompanying more of Norine Braun’s beautiful vocals. We can all use an album like this heading into the weekend. Listen for yourself at: https://norinebraun.bandcamp.com/