Modest production, delicate instrumentation and soothing harmonies seem to be the flavour of the day with ‘Whispers’, the new LP from Danish singer-songwriter Tina Dico. The results are stunning and may finally bring this talented young lady to the attention of music lovers the world over.
For an artist who already has an extensive back catalogue, ‘Whispers’ (released by Finest Gramophone on August 25th 2014) certainly offers a change in style from previous releases. The inspiration for the album comes from a series of songs Dico wrote for a Danish film ‘En du elsker’. The formula seems to have given the artist new found inspiration as she replicated the process to create similar low-key, simplistic music for ‘Whispers’, while ensuring her high quality song-writing remained throughout. The result is 10 quite stunning atmospheric tracks that showcase an artist who now seems to have found her ‘eureka’.
‘You Don’t Step Into Love’, ‘Old Friends’ and previous single ‘Someone You Love’ showcase the cut-back nature of the album perfectly while at the same time highlighting the artists remarkable vocal abilities. They’re all beautiful pieces of music that draw you in and offer a calming influence that is thankfully impossible to shake.
Even when the tempo is increased the formula remains the same. Title track ‘Whispers’ breaks from the rest of the album as you’re presented with a darker more brooding piece. However, it’s still Dico’s voice that stands out above the catchy guitar riff. It’s a fantastically uncomplicated piece of music.
The track-listing for ‘Whispers’ is as follows…
1.The Woman Downstairs
2.As Far As Love Goes
3.Someone You Love
7.You Don’t Step Into Love
9.I Want You
Upcoming tour dates to promote ‘Whispers’ are as follows…
30/10/2014 – Berlin, Admiralspalast
31/10/2014 – Flensburg, Deutches Haus
01/11/2014 – Bremen, Pier 2
03/11/2014 – Hamburg, Thalia Theater
04/11/2014 – Köln, Theater am Tanzbrunnen
05/11/2014 – Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
06/11/2014 – Dortmund, Konzerthaus Dortmund
08/11/2014 – Zürich, Kaufleuten
09/11/2014 – Mainz, Kurfürstliches Schloss
10/11/2014 – München, Circus Krone – Bau
29/11/2014 – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
01/12/2014 – Amsterdam, Musikgebouw