KT Tunstall WAX Review
Guitarist and vocalist KT Tunstall is back with her sixth full-length release called WAX. The Scottish singer-songwriter, now based in Los Angeles, called on producer by Nick McCarthy for this release. The album also completes the spirit, body and mind trilogy that began in 2016 for Tunstall. WAX is the “body.” KT is impassioned through all eleven tracks, there is a nice mix of large production singalble choruses paired with intricate melodies. Her lyrics are written with care and conveyed with her husky pop/rock vocal style. The songs have a nice flow with enough edge to make you sit up and pay attention.
The music features elements of rock, with guitar parts that are distorted and beats that offer a pounding edge. KT’s vocals are spiked with buoyancy that convey a raspier attitude than the average pop singer. There are brass hits, synth parts that float in and out over feels, but always rooted in rock, with a slight lean toward other genres for a nice variety. KT is always evolving and experimenting and that is what makes her an artist that is fun to listen to and discover anew with each release.
October 5, 2018