Karen Zoid - Drown Out The Noise (Just Music: Full Album Series)

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An unapologetic, raw, and boldly cinematic collection of songs.


00:00 Drown Out the Noise
03:57 Secrets and Lies
08:58 Troublemaker (feat. Zolani Mahola)
14:23 We're All Going To Die Someday
17:04 Smile (feat. Francois van Coke)
20:32 Where There's a Will
24:33 You Can Show It
30:14 Justice! Justice!
34:31 Nightingale
38:55 People Never Learn

"Karen Zoid needs no introduction. Synonymous with Afrikaans treasures such as "Afrikaners Is Plesierig", "Engel" and "Deurmekaar", she has cemented herself in the Afrikaans music industry since the release of her debut album, Poles Apart, in 2001. And now, she is back with her first English album in seven years, Drown Out The Noise. Filled with powerful rock ballads, poppy tunes as well as emotionally moving songs, Drown Out The Noise is a musical feast. Karen’s maturity shines through in the musical arrangements; it’s big, full-bodied and musically sound. And of course, it also features some hardcore, kick-ass rock! Tapping into her darker side, Karen touches on some issues close to her heart. On familiar album opener "Drown Out The Noise", Karen emphasises how important it is to sometimes just switch off from the information overload we have to deal with every day: When you drown out the noise you become still, you become whole / When you drown out the noise, I know you will find your way home / Because you are the ocean.

The gutsy, angry "Justice Justice" was written in memory of 17-year-old Anene Booysen, whose rape and murder shocked the country to its core. Karen, never being one who shies away from the truth, sings: Lock away the rapists / And throw away the key / Justice! Justice! / Come to thee!
Karen teams up with Francois van Coke on "Smile" – a poppy, catchy love ballad that can totally pass as the soundtrack to the next big Hollywood romcom. Other standout songs include the pure rocking madness that is "Secrets and Lies", the Madiba inspired "Troublemaker" featuring Freshlyground’s Zolani Mahola and the heartwarming ballad "Nightingale".

Karen singing in English may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but she sure makes a compelling argument with Drown Out The Noise..." - Jean-Marie Korff / Media24

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