American singer/songwriter, and ex Morningwood front girl, Chantal Claret’s debut solo CD has found itself to my living room hi-fi, so I sparked up the Stogies and relaxed a while with Miss Claret.
The intro to this album is truly big band and is an epic opening to this selection of smooth tracks from the “Bad girl of Blues” and gets you in the mood for some real party tunes. Opening track Bite Your Tongue is pure 60s funk beats laced with a modern flow as the sexy tones of this talented singer pulls us into the album by the scruff.
Every track on the album delivers a sensory overload of pure classic soul, with clever lyrics sung beautifully and stylishly with a true sense of fun thrown in. Thick bass with big band horns mix seamlessly with Claret’s modern singing style and creative groove to create a summer atmosphere.
Stand out tracks for me would have to be Bite Your Tongue, Real Girls and Song For The Sinners. Having said that though, there isn’t a bad song on the album, it’s fun from start to finish and that really comes through on the tracks. Anyone who may be suffering from going cold-turkey on Amy Winehouse will find relief in this collection.
Chantal Claret, the personification of Beauty and Style, delivers a great album that will offer up a host of summer beach-party hits. Filled to the brim with more funk than Shaft’s underwear draw this little album is a winner for the Pocket Rocket.
Watch the amazing video for Bite Your Tongue here:
The One, The Only is released on 25 March 2013.