Being Brave

Karen Jacobsen

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"Being Brave" is just Jacobsen and her piano creating a mystical atmosphere that surrounds her pure, innocent yet strong voice." --Jennifer Layton, The Cary News, May 30, 2002

"Jacobsen distinguishes herself...with her stripped down, intimate style-just voice and piano - and amazing vocal talent (startling breath control.)" --Steph Trick, Red Is All The Rage, June 2002

"Wonderful writing - simple and clear and from the heart. Powerful, sweeping emotion." --Billy Bush, Access Hollywood, July 2002

"Being Brave" is just Jacobsen and her piano creating a mystical atmosphere that surrounds her pure, innocent yet strong voice." --Jennifer Layton, The Cary News, May 30, 2002

"Jacobsen distinguishes herself...with her stripped down, intimate style - just voice and piano - and amazing vocal talent (startling breath control.)" --Steph Trick, Red Is All The Rage, June 2002

"Wonderful writing - simple and clear and from the heart. Powerful, sweeping emotion." --Billy Bush, Access Hollywood, July 2002

Voice of a Cloud

"Australian Karen Jacobsen's "Being Brave" is a sweet EP. With only 6 tracks, it's all too brief. Her songs are backed with piano, recalling the classic piano-singers like Laura Nyro & Carole King. Like both Nyro & King, one never feels like there's something missing because it's just the woman & her piano. She has a gorgeous voice soaring like a cloud and then breaking with fragility on the opener "Real," "Please don't say all the things I want to hear; please be true to the depth of your heart." Her voice has a beautiful clarity like a soulful Judy Collins. On "Here in My Heart" her voice achieves maximum lift-off, "Connected from soul to wandering soul." Karen's confident piano pounds then reduces to a tinkle on "The Game." "I'm hurt & I'm sad; I want to forget every lovely time we had," she sings on the clever "Hurt." Like Laura Nyro, Jacobsen's song structures are fluid, speeding up and slowing down to reflect an ever-changing emotional climate as on "Happy Endings." The CD concludes with the cheerful "Being Brave." As her fan base from New York City will tell you, Karen Jacobsen is more than a new discovery." Lee Armstrong via Amazon

Beautiful album.

"I heard Being Brave in a grocery store and just had to have the song. Reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos and a less dark Joni M. I don't know why she isn't a huge superstar. I've checked out some of her other music and in my opinion this is the cleanest, truest and most powerful expression of her real talent. She is also know as the GPS girl because she is the voice of Australian Siri. Her voice is strong, simple clear and unaffected. The only problem with the album is that it's way too short." Ted Moreno via Amazon

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