Take a Little Drive
Take a Little Drive is an acoustic piano and vocal record about searching for love, finding solace in connection and the challenges of authentically saying what there is to say. Recorded at Avatar Studios and Defy Recordings and recorded, mixed and mastered with Robert L. Smith in New York City.
With a concert at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre in New York City, Karen Jacobsen celebrated the release of her 8th studio album, navigating the audience through a set of her catchy, timeless, piano pop songs and breathy vocals. Karen performed at the grand piano and welcomed special guest cellist Stephanie Winters.
An award-winning singer and songwriter pre-GPS fame, Karen’s musical career highlights include sharing the stage with Norah Jones, Christopher Cross and Spyro Gyra as well as singing The Star Spangled Banner at Madison Square Garden, Dodger Stadium and Giants Stadium (for 80 000 Jets fans).
Karen moved to New York City from her native Australia with a suitcase and a dream to follow in Olivia Newton-John’s footsteps. From 2000 to 2020 she built a new life and business in the big apple, recording, writing, performing and speaking.
Karen was moved to record this collection of songs after the events in Newtown CT on December 14th, 2012. “It was a deeply disturbing shock, especially having a son a similar age, and it became crystal clear to me it was time to record my next album and to be singing into people’s hearts again.”
Music is a powerful healer. Take a Little Drive is an intimate journey through spaces of the heart.