Petula Clark – Lost in YouCultureMusicAlbum reviews
With a career spanning over five decades, Petula Clark proves that age really is just a number with her new album Lost in You. Best known for her 60s hit Downtown, the songstress’ voice seems to have matured with this new album, which is littered with sultry and soulful undertones.
New single Cut Copy Me is a track best played in a smoky bar. Clark’s voice is mesmerizing, with tinkling harmonies and folky rhythms to rival any current chart topper. It is surely the stand out track of the album.
Clark also throws in a few covers, the best of which is a down-tempo rendition of Gnarles Barkley’s Crazy, which she sings with an effortlessly heartbreaking, country-themed melody. Lennon’s classic Imagine makes an appearance without, disappointingly, breaking any boundaries, as does Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender.
The album has its share of lacklustre numbers, such as Lost in You and Reflections, which are enjoyable but dull “golden oldies”. Hit Downtown rears its head again; however, here it is slowed to a husky whisper, which makes for an entirely different listening experience to its predecessor of 1964.
It is clear that Clark’s passion and enthusiasm for music has travelled with her. Hidden amongst a few uninspiring numbers are some spectacularly wonderful tracks from a veteran songstress who, sixty years on, knows exactly how to deliver distinctive, tasteful music that is on trend. If only for Cut Copy Me and Crazy, this is an album that shouldn’t be ignored and left languishing on the Mother’s Day gift shelves this year!
Lost in You was released on 25th February 2013, for further information visit here.
Watch the video for Cut Copy Me here: