Artist: Nicole Atkins
Album: Mondo Amore (Proper Records, 4 April 2011)
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Tags: americana, blues rock, pop noir, soul, my gang rotw
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Mondo Amore is an album that works as a whole. Picking out tracks to highlight is difficult, like pulling out a feeling. For the purposes of this series, I've chosen the third track, Hotel Plaster, but it hasn't been an easy task.
There's romance, high drama and torch songs, drawing together old blues, classic rock, pop and country whilst experimenting with where they can be pushed to.
Hotel Plaster is a song about missing someone. It seems to be over but she's not letting go just yet.
I know we've hurt each other pretty bad,
But this midnight horoscope
It tells me there's a little more hope
It begins in dreamy echoes and long notes, her incredible voice dominating. …