Karen's album of songs with a positive message featuring a full band and back up singers.
Posted by Daily OM, February 21, 2011 on 3rd Apr 2012
As a singer-songwriter Karen Drucker has remained steadfast in her dedication to the arts, defying odds and eventually succeeding at being a musician (by way of being a wedding singer), a musical comedian, and a competitive swimmer. With true artistic spirit, her motivation and inspiration had to come from within. One of her biggest inspirations is her own femininity, which served as fuel to inspire numerous albums as well as a published book. Though it was her drive and the harnessing of her inner power that got her where she is today, Drucker is also sensitive enough to realize how much of her success is due to the loved ones who helped her, be they higher authorities, a backing band, or simply friends and family. In the spirit of a humble artist, she celebrates the universal power of love of her life by sharing it in all forms on this uplifting and inspiring album, appropriately titled Beloved. Her comedian background contributes a certain lightheartedness on songs like “Lighten Up”, a buoyant, sassy number that‚s sure to put a bounce in your step. And her luxurious voice playfully doles out advice with the familiarity of an old friend, gently nudging them to forgive their flaws, and all to a catchy, foot-tapping jazz melody. Drucker’s awareness of other people‚s needs combined with her feminine compassion leaves her unafraid to explore more sensitive subjects such as grief. On the touching “I’ll Light a Candle”, she leads backup singers in a gospel-tinged number that was written in honor of those who died on September 11th. Though written with those victims specifically in mind, the song acts as a balm to anyone in mourning, and provides support through one of the greatest comforts of all music. The title track is an earnest and tender ballad accentuated by simple piano harmonies. It could be a love song or a tribute to God, depending on what the listener hears. Regardless of the subject, you are sure to be moved by the awesome power of love emanating from this album.
Posted by anangelwasborn on 3rd Apr 2012
Finally, beautiful music to change the path of our mind! What a great ministry that this woman has. She is changing lives through songs!
Posted by Linda L Dunn, Tavares, FL on 3rd Apr 2012
Karen Drucker has amazing range in her music, from songs of peace and joy to female empowerment. Fantastic voice, beautiful songs. Fun to sing along to and words of wisdom.