Saturday , January 28 2023

Katell Keineg, “Shaking the Disease”

The title track of SHAKING THE DISEASE, a three-song “CD single” from the Dublin-based, Welsh-Breton singer Katell Keineg, is one of the most delightfully energetic numbers she’s ever done. Where many artists mellow with age, on the evidence of “Shaking the Disease” it’s clearthat Keineg’s songwriting is as strong and sophisticated as ever, and her songs have always been a big part of the reason she is just about my favorite singer in the whole darn world. (The New Yorker calls her voice “a beautiful and wild force of nature,” and it’s true.)

The CD also contains the lovely, Nick Drake-ish ballad “Summer St.” and an amusing cover of The Passions’ “I’m In Love With a German Film Star.” It leaves me anxious for the full-length CD that’s supposed to come out later this year.

Here’s a link to my review of Katell’s previous, somewhat more substantial EP.
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Jon Sobel is Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases in various genres. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

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