Single Review: Caro Emerald – ‘Quicksand’

Published On April 29, 2015 | By Brendon Veevers | Music, Singles & EP's

Over the short space of 5 years, Dutch songstress Caro Emerald has become one of the brightest breakthrough acts in music. Her debut, Deleted Scenes From the Cutting Room Floor, spent a phenomenal number of weeks at the top of the charts in her homeland when it was released in 2010 and turned out a string of successful singles including That Man, Riviera Life, Stuck and Back It Up. A couple of years later the singer released her sophomore release, The Shocking Miss Emerald which topped the charts and further solidified her place in pop music throughout Europe and even gave the star an opportunity of touring the US and further abroad.

Caro Emerald QuicksandIt’s been 2 years since the release of The Shocking Miss Emerald and the wheels are now in motion for Emerald to deliver album number 3, teasing us recently with the records first single, Quicksand.

Right from the get go there is a thumping beat and Americana twang that adds a very mainstream element to the track. The rhythm casts a club-floor feel to the number and will no doubt be hot property to remix maestros who I’m sure will make this single a club-floor highlight over the upcoming European summer months.

While her first two releases we heavily drenched in vintage jazz, Quicksand hints at a much more pop oriented and commercial full length release. Either way, the track is a fantastic addition to the Caro Emerald repertoire and journey. It’s a catchy, toe-tap worthy single that is beautifully produced and gorgeously delivered by Caro’s pristine vocal prowess.

4.5 / 5 stars     

About The Author

::: RenownedForSound.com's Editor and Founder - Interviewing and reviewing the best in new music and globally recognized artists is his passion. Over the years he has been lucky enough to review thousands of music releases and concerts and interview artists ranging from top selling superstars like 27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, Boyz II Men, Roxette, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Loeb and iconic Eagles front man/songwriter, Glenn Frey through to more recent successes including Newton Faulkner, Janelle Monae and Caro Emerald. Brendon manages and coordinates the amazing team of writers on RenownedForSound.com who are based in the UK, the U.S and Australia.

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