Organ Magazine
KATY CARR – Coquette (Deluce) – This third Katy Carr album is a delicate delight. A new album alive with gentle glowing songs, with soothing words, with little twists somewhere in there with those flighty butter wouldn’t melt lyrics and that velvety voice of hers. Not so delicate that you can’t really grab hold of it all, these are strong confident clever songs, songs you can really get catch great big strong handfuls of. Flights of fancy indeed and if we were feeling lazy and looking for shortcuts we’d talk of English folk and Kate Bush, of Sally Oldfield and Bat For Lashes, of thirties/forties night clubs, nouveau lines, a touch of Dietrich or Piaf, a hint of Beardsley, of Spitfires purring over white cliffs and art deco sunset stained glass windows, of lace fronted pillbox hats and luscious red lips. Drawing on strings, orchestral play, pulling on threads, and that innocent undercurrent of hers once more, that playful naughtiness that brings a smile, that voice that soothes so much. Ms Carr’s finest album yet, her most refined and sophisticated, and really sound like no one else, her bold folky personality is shining through now, her folk song background playing with those chamber orchestra strings. This is a confident Katy Carr, a strong album full of creativity and alive with emotion, full of soothing goodness (and an erotic day or two), Katy’s finest album yet, fine flights indeed – or