Album Review: Nadine Loren – Living in Wonderland
12 Jan 2010 // A review by BrendaF
Nadine Loren is an up and coming singer/songwriter with an unusual yet effective style. Living in Wonderland has been nominated for “Best Pop Album of the Year” by the LA Music Awards in 2009 and I can see why.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect, after reading her bio which describes her music as folk, electronic, pop and rock music and with lyrics in three different languages.
The album starts off with the track “Cyberspace” which is light and uplifting and the count down throughout the song is a refreshing change despite lyrics talking of relationship failures. This sets up the album and gives you a real sense of what you are about to listen to
The next track worth mentioning for me is “Wonderland” which introduces the European flavour with lyrics in English, French and Italian. This adds a real spice to the track and the underlining electronic bass is infectious. This song has received international recognition.
“Blue Sky” is another track that stands out with a change in tempo. This is a lot slower and the lyrics seem to go deeper into Nadine’s soul. You can hear the heart and emotion in her voice and it just draws you in.
I have to say that I was impressed with the overall layout of this album and it’s a great little listen.
About Nadine Loren
Nadine Loren is a Swiss-born Kiwi singer/songwriter who is now based in LA.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Nadine Loren
Nadine attributes her unique style to her upbringing in both Germany and New Zealand. A true artist, Nadine combines musical genres, fusing various styles with an obvious European influence. Living in Wonderland has certainly struck a chord with American alt-pop radio listeners after being released in the states earlier this year, and was nominated for "Best Pop Album of the Year" at the 2009 LA Music Awards.
Nadine's songs combine folk, electronic, pop and rock music elements and feature English, French and Italian lyrics that utilise operatic influences to add a quirky theatricality to her melodies. Album tracks ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Look Me In The Diamonds’, were recently picked up for a European compilation entitled Bad Girls Don't Cry also featuring Duffy, Ayo, and Amy Winehouse. Two of Nadine’s tracks were also remixed and included in the House Music compilation The Adventures of Poncho Warwick, and have been played in clubs of London, Paris, Hungary, Romania, California, Chicago and Vancouver.