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Approved: Kareen Lomax

By | Published on Monday 22 January 2018

Kareen Lomax

When an email arrives proclaiming someone to be “the new Tracy Chapman”, you can’t help but wonder if they’re not setting themselves up for a fall. But anywhere you look for information on Kareen Lomax, you’ll find references to Chapman, so clearly she and/or her people think it’s a comparison worth highlighting.

There are definite similarities between Lomax and Chapman, both vocally and in Lomax’s performance. It’s hard to know if this is by design, or how much it would have been noticeable if thoughts of Chapman weren’t placed so prominently in your head before listening.

The truth is, there’s plenty of Kareen Lomax as a personality in her own right within her music. And there would be more, given a few different production choices. Her lyrics tell her own engaging stories that make me keen to know more and hear more.

Of new single ‘Been In Love’, she says: “‘Been in Love’ came at a time in my life where I wished I was somewhere else. I’ve always thought of love as an actual place two people are in, instead of just an emotion, so the concept came easily and the song wrote itself in a way”.

The song is taken from Lomax’s third EP, ‘There’s A Place For Us’, which is due out imminently. Listen to ‘Been In Love’ here:

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