Australian folk-rock chanteuse Karlie Bruce has already made a splash in the US and further afield. With a background that is as dynamic as her work, she is a back-up singer for NYC’s 17-piece disco band Escort, has opened for renowned pianist Brad Mehldau and graced the stage of New York’s esteemed Carnegie Hall alongside jazz luminaries Matt Wilson and Larry Goldings. Karlie released her debut LP ‘Paperback Lover’ this week, a soul-stirring journey of love and loss.

‘Paperback Lover’ opens with the title track wrapped in dusky, vibrato guitar notes and the splash and roll of half-timed drums looking back on a relationship gone awry. In noir style, “Neon Lights” is a melancholic song that builds to a dramatic climax of plucked guitars and lush string arrangements. “The Tulip” weaves an unsettling tale of love, future, and the unknown, set to a country lullaby guitar riff and drawling drums.

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