Friday, October 22, 2010

Review: KT Tunstall - Tiger Suit

I've been a fan of KT Tunstall since 2006 when I first heard her single, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. It had a beat and uniqueness I couldn't ignore. It stuck in my head like many pop songs do, but this was a welcome stuck. I really enjoyed listening to this one and it wasn't getting old. (I wasn't alone either! KT Tunstall earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal for the single as well!)

You may also know this Scottish-born singer-songwriter from her first album's other single, Suddenly I See. This catchy song has been featured in many films and television shows, including the opening scene of The Devil Wears Prada and episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty and the Ghost Whisperer. It was also used as Hillary Clinton's campaign song for her 2008 Presidential campaign.

When the One2One Network told me they'd be featuring a review project for KT Tunstall's new album Tiger Suit, I was excited to sign up. I couldn't wait to hear what KT's new album and to share it with you all! I've always been really impressed with her songwriting skills, so I was excited to see what she was doing now.

I wasn't disappointed! This album is catchy and brooding at the same time. It's fabulous. KT is really experimenting with her vocals and I've never heard them sound so good. There's a ton of variety to this album too. You won't get bored with tempo or style.

The album's first single, Fade Like a Shadow, is addicting! The lyrics are quick and witty and the tempo will get you moving. It's a great track and definitely rivals previous singles. Other favorites on the album are Lost, (Still A) Weirdo and Come on Get in (which reminds me of the catchy power of Black Horse). Honestly though, there isn't a bad song on the album. I love it as a whole. Each song, as you listen, is a surprise and it's good. Very good.

KT is on tour this Fall (10/31 - 12/1) so be sure to check and see if she'll be in a city near you! You can also learn more about KT Tunstall and her new album, Tiger Suit, by visiting her website and previewing the album. KT is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to review this album through my membership with the One2One Network. They sent me a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. I have received no other compensation. The views and opinions here are mine and have not been edited or influenced by the company. By posting this review, I am entered to win a gift card.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Good Review.... I like that she's expanding her range a bit...