"…be prepared to lose your heart to Jacobsen, or at the very least, leave singing her lovely, melody-driven songs." New York Press
Melting Moments is filled with songs that are catchy, melodic, timeless pop, kind of like Billy Joel would sing if he were a tall, blonde Australian Woman. Jacobsen wrote, performed and produced the record at Defy Recordings with Robert Smith in New York City, with top session musicians including fellow Aussie, Guitarist Ben Butler (Sting/Bruce Springstein/Suzanne Vega/Mariah Carey) and New Zealand’s Richard Hammond (Broadway's Hamilton/Joan Osborne/Erasure) who played Bass Guitar in her band for six years.
Karen Jacobsen has shared the stage with Neil Sedaka, Norah Jones, Christopher Cross, Cyndi Lauper, Jars of Clay, and her songs have been on U.S. network television shows including Dawson’s Creek, Passions and Around the World For Free.
Karen has sung anthems at major sporting events in the U.S., and performed Advance Australia Fair in her home state, Queensland at the TriNations Wallabies vs South Africa game at Suncorp Stadium in 2009.
“Melting Moments” was released on the Kurly Queen label on August 28th, 2009.
"Karen’s voice is pure and sweet. Listening to her, I was reminded of The Corrs; there’s that same joy and optimism to the songs. There are very few edges here, although the opening track “Kissing Someone Else” does hint at a darker side. To some the lack of grit may seem like a flaw, but I think there’s something lovely about an album which lifts you up rather than dragging you down. The playful “Merry Go Round” is particularly captivating, while “So Fast” is another folk-tinged pop standout.
This is a really polished album. I was impressed to see Karen didn’t just add her pretty voice, but her production skills and songwriting prowess as well. Both are excellent. With Melting Moments, Karen Jacobsen shows us that her talents go far beyond directing traffic." Lauren Katulka, Sounds of Oz
*This album was released in the USA in 2006 as Kissing Someone Else with an identical tracklist.