Bergen jazz singer Sheila Simmenes delivers a soothing, sunny-breeze and lounge friendly sound with her new single – Love Was Easy.
Our soul borders continue to expand into jazzy waters, and here the water is soothing and warm. Welcome to the Norwegian riviera!
Sheila Simmenes latest hazy-sunrise single takes you to a lounge-friendly place with smooth jazz, bossa nova and soul. Parallels with Gretchen Parlato, Melody Gardot or Yuna would be a natural conclusion.
Love Was Easy hears Sheilas’ creamy vocals seduce as they caress with words about longing, lost love and the inevitable passing of time.
Fredrik Sahlander (SAH!, LEO – Love Exit Orchestra, JSM Trio) supplies the bassline and is adorned by jazz and soul-piano player Eirik Ask, 8-string guitarist Per Olav Kobberstad and Michael Bloch on saxophone. The piano keys twinkle like stars, and the sax is X rated. Quality speakers will also reveal an arrangement soaked in percussion details courtesy of renowned percussionist Robertinho Silva.
Always aiming for an authentic, embraceable experience, Sheila Simmenes edges between nordic soul, Brazilian jazz and world music. Her edges are the softest you’ll feel with sonics of sensuously lush listening. Falling in love with this is easy.
Top photo by Edu Luke