Rumer Has It!

26 Nov

In “Am I Forgiven,” British songstress Rumer concocts a perfect mid tempo tune that carries listeners back to a decade where soulful, insightful music dominated the airwaves.

Set against a pleasant drumbeat and keys which props up the song’s 70’s retro nod, is Rumer’s unmistakable voice. Or rather, a voice that has been called the modern day Karen Carpenter.

As Rumer sings, one cannot help but think, even for a second, that is an unreleased Carpenter song. Not a artist covering a Carpenter song, but a previously recorded Carpenter tune being released to the masses today.

“Am I Forgiven” has an amount of honesty and heart that matches Carpenter’s “Rainy Days and Mondays” and “Close to You”

I Lost My Heart/I Sat On My Window And Looked Out And/Watched The Rain Washed Down The Street/Oh Will The Sun Rise/Like The Birds That Fly Over/Rising Up Through The Trees?

Earnest, and sweet, without ever being saccharine, Rumer delivers the type of music long forgotten by the mainstream radio industry.

The type that makes you want to wrap yourself in a blanket with a hot cup of tea on a rainy day.

Comfort music at its finest.

Discography:Seasons of my Soul (2010)

Official Website: http://www.rumer.co.uk/

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