Album Review - Sharon Corr - The Same Sun (Bobby Jean Records)
Graham Clark, Features Writer
The Corrs were one of the most successful groups internationally over the last 15 years. When the band split up Sharon Corr said that she had so much more to do. That was good news for all dedicated fans.
She has already released a solo album in 2010 and now comes this new album. It is not what you expect - there is not a fiddle to be heard on the album. Her style is not that far removed from Carole King, Gloria Estefan and Karen Carpenter, in fact you could imagine any of these artists singing these songs.
The album opens up with Raindrops, it is a track that brings Burt Bacharach to mind, whilst first single Take a Minute is a soulful track, the track is about leaving and promising to return, it is dedicated to her husband and children who she hates to leave to go on tour.
We Could Be Lovers sees her on an American influence which suits her new vocal style. The title track of the album, The Same Sun is a delicate ballad before Christmas Night sees the album end in a delicate setting. If you liked the Corrs, chances are you will like this album.
Album released on Monday 8 September 2014.
I give it 3 out of 5.
Album Review - Sharon Corr - The Same Sun (Bobby Jean Records), 6th September 2014, 21:41 PM