Sara Mitra – Losing You (2015)

Artist: Sara Mitra
Title Of Album: Losing You
Year Of Release: 2015
Genre: Jazz, Folk, Blues Vocals
Label: Impossible Ark
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 40:34
Total Size: 101 MB
Covers: Front

01. Losing You (2:41)
02. Baltimore Oriole (4:00)
03. In The Pines (3:15)
04. Sixteen Miles (3:16)
05. Help Me Make It Through The Night (2:13)
06. Love Affair (3:57)
07. Bang Bang (2:40)
08. The Secret Sorrow Of A Travelling Man (2:27)
09. Here Lies My Love (2:52)
10. Going Home Alone (4:13)
11. Nothing And No One (3:04)
12. She Moved Through The Fair (5:50)

Sara Mitra is a singer, songwriter and bandleader. Her new music forges an original, alternative sound at the junction of folk, jazz and psychedelic blues. A Time Out ‘Critics Choice’ live act, Mitra’s second album ‘Losing You’ (produced by Ben ‘Nostalgia 77’ Lamdin) will be launched at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston on Sunday May 10th 2015. Recorded using vintage analogue tape technology, ‘Losing You’ will be released Monday 11th May 2015 as a limited edition vinyl LP, with digital downloads of the album also available.

First recorded during her second pregnancy, and completed whilst caring for her new baby, Mitra has created a collection of songs steeped in the realities of 21st century working-womanhood. Of Indian and Irish descent, Essex-born now London-based with her husband (jazz drummer Tim Giles), Mitra’s original lyrics are stark yet tender: often exploring subjects considered ‘taboo’ in secular Western society. From the possibility of life-after-death to the navigation of happy-ever-after, these songs of loss versus ‘letting go’ were recorded across a number of dates, fitting around the needs of Mitra’s growing young family. With Ben Lamdin’s (Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula) unique production skills in manipulating vintage analogue equipment, the music was primarily recorded live onto tape, shunning the pervasive ‘auto-tuned’ sound of many contemporary vocal releases.

‘Losing You’ had the exclusive debut of its title track on BBC Radio 2 during a special interview feature with Jamie Cullum. The album’s first single ‘Baltimore Oriole’ received airplay across BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6Music (on Gilles Peterson’s show) and multiple independent radio stations including WahWah45 Records own Wah Wah Radio, who named ‘Baltimore Oriole’ ‘Download of the Month’.

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