Soulful Storyteller NICA CARRINGTON’s Debut “TIMES LIKE THESE”
It took a worldwide epidemic to make vocalist NICA CARRINGTON fully realize that tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Although she has been singing and studying voice since she was a young child, her shyness made her feel more comfortable singing in choirs surrounded by others rather than stepping into the spotlight as a solo performer. But now with the release of her debut album, TIMES LIKE THESE, audiences will get to appreciate her smokey, warm voice and soulful interpretations of great American standards.
For her debut album, Carrington chose songs from the Great American Songbook that she learned about from her father’s record collection. Says Carrington, “I’ve always admired the composers and lyricists of the great standards. Their songs are timeless and I wanted to stay true to them, but I also wanted to present them with my own more contemporary style. The album is also an homage to my father. He passed away a couple of years ago, but his influence on me is indelible, and I needed to channel my feelings through music.”
While this is Carrington’s debut recording, her personality shines through, and she sings with the assuredness and vocal savvy that elevates TIMES LIKE THESE from being merely another recording of great American standards to an eloquent personal statement sung with a very contemporary edge.
1. Skylark 3:34
2. Left Alone 3:48
3. When Sunny Gets Blue 5:40
4. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye 4:50
5. We’ll Be Together Again 5:16
6. The Summer Knows 6:05
7. You Don’t Know What Love Is 5:03
8. Angel Eyes 4:57
9. The Shadow of Your Smile 5:21
10. Here’s to Life 4:13