Bringing jazz sensibility to her own brand of roots music, Madeleine Peyroux’s dusky lyrical style sits comfortably in everything from jazz standards and blues classics, to folky originals.
Bursting onto the scene in the 1990s Peyroux was touted the new Billie Holiday, but has since carved out her own distinctive niche blending pop sensibility with more traditional vocal techniques. Showcasing her new album Anthem, she walks a delicate tightrope balancing humour, pathos, and irony, whilst weaving engaging narratives through songs that tackle the complexities of the modern age.
She emits a heady aura of places lived and music absorbed that floats around her like a ghostly multiple exposure of faces and voices from the past. The New York Times