Christianne Doomsday Lovers

Christianne Doomsday Lovers
Montrealer Christianne fluently doles out world music-inspired folk, made pungent with Middle Eastern, African and Latin flavours, in English, French and Spanish. Born and raised in Northern Ontario, her journeys through North Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, as well as the considerable time she has spent living in Colombia, have helped diversify her musical palate. "Wildfire," "Scatter the Ashes" and "Northern Souls," from debut album Doomsday Lovers, are good introductory tracks likely to enable fist-time listeners to develop a taste for her fare. Recently signed to Quebec label Nu-Jazz, she's already preparing new material for a second release, projected for late 2010. Emphatic and mellifluous, Christianne's dramatic singing evokes a blend of Katie Melua and KT Tunstall. Emotions leak from her vocals and spill over like tears from clenched eyelids; the same can be said about her songwriting. It might seem that she's holding back but then there's that one word ¨D that one telltale line in the song ¨D that gives her away, turning a benign subject into a privileged glance inside her personal ethos. In fact, listening to the entirety of her impressive first record is a privilege. (Independent)