Album Release: The Slipstream Karen Jacobsen - June 14th, 2024


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(Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, QLD AUSTRALIA – May 20, 2024) After unexpectedly returning to her native Australia, formerly New York based international voice-over artist, singer-songwriter and motivational speaker, AIR Award nominee Karen Jacobsen celebrates the release of new album THE SLIPSTREAM and the MUSIC VIDEO of the single Solace Calling June 14th, 2024.

Cinematic, piano-driven songs with powerful female vocals and inspiring messages; Karen Jacobsen’s new album THE SLIPSTREAM  is the musical hug the world needs right now. 

The Album The Slipstream comprises 10 original songs by Karen Jacobsen, ranging in theme from humankind’s quest for meaning to songs of comfort and healing. Couldn’t we all use a little of that right now? With cinematic and piano driven performances by Karen, the melodies are timeless and layered female vocals add a transcendent quality to the recordings.

The Producer Produced by Matt Anthony (Darius Rucker, Shinedown, Pat Monahan of Train) at Engine Sound in New York City, recording began remotely in late 2021, immediately after the release of Karen’s 10th studio album READY FOR WHAT I CAME HERE FOR. With an abundance of material, and a creative focus enabled by the pandemic, the songs were recorded across time zones and distance between Karen's new location half a world away near Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and Matt's studio in the North-East of the United States (9560 miles away).

The Message When asked about the message behind her music, Jacobsen said “for many of us, these times have been a jolt, followed by an opportunity to take a stark look at our lives and what we want to experience. I personally know many friends who have made big decisions about their futures; from where they live to what they spend their time doing. It’s been an era of getting clear about what is truly important, while managing the devastating global news cycle.” 

M O R E   A B O U T   K A R E N   J A C O B S E N

Karen moved from Mackay, North Queensland to New York City with one suitcase becoming an award-winning Singer and Songwriter. Musical career highlights include: releasing a dozen+ albums, including the AIR Awards 2024 nominated Misogyny Opus, sharing the stage with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka, Jon English, Cyndi Lauper and Christopher Cross, national anthem performances at major sporting events - Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, for 80 000 at Giants Stadium for a New York Jets game, Queensland's Suncorp Stadium for an Australia vs South Africa TriNations International Rugby Game for 52 000 - and licensing her songs to US network television. 

Enjoying wide international media coverage, Karen was told she had made it when named as a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle. Harry Connick Jr called her “hypnotic” on his national US talk show and media highlights include: NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Early Show, Sunrise, NY Daily News, The Guardian, Glamour magazine, Great Big Story and being named one of People Magazine's Most Intriguing People. In March 2020, Karen unexpectedly returned to Australia, settling in the Whitsundays region where she is co-founder of the Whitsundays Songwriter Festival



Karen Jacobsen

The Slipstream

Music & Lyrics: Karen Jacobsen (APRA)

Piano & Vocals: Karen Jacobsen

Guitar, Bass & Tracks: Matt Anthony

Producer: Matt Anthony

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered:  Matt Anthony at Engine Sound, New York City

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