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In her first quarter-century in the music business, Canadian k.d. lang has gone from straight-up country artist to iconic pop songstress, with many side-steps into pop, jazz, and show tunes along the way. An eight-year break since her last record of originals (2000s Invincible Summer) has re-channeled and recharged both the songwriter and that brightly toned voice that lies within. In assembling this intimate 11-song album, which features many of her enduring collaborators but is defined by her powerhouse vocals, lang drew inspiration from all her favorite musical styles. The bass- and string-driven Coming Home and I Dream of Spring--a Spanish-style pop dream accented with Greg Leiszs signature steel guitar--are easy picks for Constant Craving-like success, yet Watersheds magnetism is captured in the expansion of langs songwriting palette: the hushed jazz of Flame of the Uninspired," the Brazilian jolts of Upstream, and the absolute rawness of Jealous Dog, which strips away any studio veneer, leaving that voice as pure and bewitching as ever. --Scott Holter
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For a while, Lang wasn't writing songs anywhere.
In the intervening years, she has recorded cover versions and duets, but nothing has emerged from her own pen.
Fans who were constantly craving another album like "Ingenue" wondered if she had lost the knack.
Writer's block was the problem, apparently. And the catalyst behind the unleashing of Watershed's sequence of love songs was that the Canadian singer/songwriter has found happiness with her new love.
"I wondered that myself," she says. "I think that when I start out on any new record".
But now "Watershed" is finished, ready and immaculately delivered.
So why the lengthy wait? "I got writer's block. There were a number of contributory factors. One was 9/11, which turned the atmosphere in America - politically, emotionally and artistically - on its ear. Afterwards I couldn't write love songs. They just seemed so frivolous".
It features eleven new songs written and recorded in 2007 for Nonesuch label, and is also the first self-produced collection of her 25-year career.
It doesn't disappoint. But, please, don't rush ! Don't expect to be hooked at the first listening.
Should you wish to spend some time letting these songs get under your skin, then they will slowly reveal their charms - and occasionally, as on the breathily magnificent "Shadow and the Frame", match lang's former glories.
Lyrically, she's not a very interesting songwriter, but then words aren't really her thing.Read more ›
But now here comes "Watershed". It's a deeply lush and beautiful collection of ballads, much like 'Ingenue' was, minus the unrequited love part. k.d. has looked inwards again, as deeply as she did on 'Ingenue' and she's coming clean about love, her relationship, and life, of course. She's learned a lot. She has matured. It still has that ol' country sound kicking around in songs like 'I Dream of Spring', 'Coming Home', and 'Jealous Dog'. 'Close your Eyes' comes across to me as a deeply spiritual song, but there's something so exquisitely sexy about k.d. crooning in my ears to close my eyes. This woman makes me swoon. 'Once in a While' talks about how we drive our lovers crazy 'once in a while', but we also strive to make them happy and smile, right? 'Thread' is a catchy tune with highly confessional lyrics about losing out on someone, perhaps? 'Je Fais la Planche', is a deliciously slow, crooner of an existential trip. k.d.Read more ›
The first single released was "I Dream Of Spring". It's a mellow song with just a hint of sultry elegance, lush strings and, surprisingly, a steel guitar that fits in perfectly. This song is a good entrée for what's to come; the subsequent numbers go from sparse to lush-from simple to complex. This is not a flashy, up-tempo disc; for the most part the songs are reminiscent of soundtracks for a rainy day, a brief summer siesta or captured moments in a café. "Coming Home" may be the only exception, with its playful banjo driving the mid-tempo piece to completion. K.D. has proven that most of her songs are what they are because of her voice and this CD is no exception. Her jazzy, soft vocals are a perfect conduit for the material here and there are times where her pauses are as effective as the words sung. This is a K.D. Lang that we are familiar with and her fans will not be disappointed.
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I still remember when Kathy made such a fuss about her name.
It had to be k d lang - no capitals, no periods.
But plenty of good sounds and a remarkable career. Read more
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