Classically-trained singer Friederike Krum is preparing to release an album of Gershwin classics on February 7th. The new release titled "Somebody Loves Me" showcases Krum performing these timeless numbers, accompanied by musical director/pianist James Pearson. This new twelve-song album begins with the gentle, heart-warming flow of the title song "Somebody Loves Me," which shines a spotlight on Friederike's voice. She slows down the well-known "Summertime" in order to accentuate the lyrics, while "Do What You Do" has a little more bounce to the way she delivers the words to the song. Her angelic vocals are the perfect fit for the ballads "But Not For Me" and "Someone To Watch Over Me." She closes out her new album with the display of passion of her delivery of "Embraceable You." To find out more about Friederike Krum and her latest release "Somebody Loves Me," please visit friederikekrum.co.uk.
Arriving February 21st is the anticipated debut release from the U.K. "jazz-tronica" band, 1201_Alarm. The album is titled "Hello_World" and features twelve tracks, beginning with the two-minute instrumental "Prologue," which announces the arrival of this new wave of jazz music. The band begins to rock out a little more on the titled song "Hello_World," as the song's intensity grows with its marching rhythm. The song "Bubbles" has a futuristic, electronic infused sound surrounding the leading jazz horns. 1201_Alarm get funky with the groove of "Surely You're Joking," before going all out EDM with the beats "StuxNet." They finish off their new album with jazz fusion of "Skylife" and the smooth, classic jazz flow of "Cycles," which is also the album's first single. To find out more about 1201_Alarm and their upcoming debut album "Hello_World," please visit 1201-alarm.com.