Kenley Collins Belle Black Album Released today!
Kenley Collins releases her new album, Belle Black, today on Lanark Records. Her 60’s girl-group influences are immediate yet she brings a fresh approach instead of just rehashing the past. Her first single from the project, “Stop And Listen”, was released last December and was a sign of what was to follow. In addition to the Spector-esque style of the first single, you’ll hear influences of everyone from Etta James to Qwen Stefani but under the vintage umbrella she’s created complete with horns, handclaps and soaring background vocals.
Quentin Jones, a recent inductee into the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, produced the project which continues a long list of great comeback and introduction albums with him behind the board including Robert Gordon, Linda Gail Lewis, Charlie Gracie and many more. The musical sensibility of Collins combined with Jones’ careful attention to getting the right feel for a song brings a breath of fresh air among the over-produced and soul-less projects being churned out today.
Kenley wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs on the album and recorded with live musicians further showcasing her talent. The 60’s influence is alive and well and this is one you’ll want to set on repeat!