Official Karen Bernod Biography
(courtesy of Dome Records)
â€˜Life @ 360 Degrees' is a stunning second solo album from one of New York's finest singers Karen Bernod. Until recently recording and touring the world with Mary J Blige - and having previously performed that role with D'Angelo and Erykah Badu - she gets a chance to step centre stage with this confident, self-composed set.
Back in the Nineties Karen was featured vocalist with Incognito on three cuts on their â€˜No Time Like The Future' album, and was part of the band's live line-up.
Prior to that, she sang on numerous dance tracks, was writer and vocalist on the Cooltempo club anthem â€˜Motherland', sang on Barbara Tucker's â€˜Beautiful People', sang background vocals on albums by Whitney, Luther, Stephanie Mills, Paul Simon, the Pet Shop Boys....
She was also a lead in the off Broadway production of â€˜Mama I Want To Sing'.
In 2000 she released in the US her debut solo album â€˜Some Othaness For U', which attracted a lot of critical acclaim and introduced her as an artist in her own right.
And now, working for the second time with co-producer and co-writer Greg Spooner, she offers the unique Bernod take on life with â€˜Life @ 360 Degrees'.
Karen's jazzy inflections, her inherent soulfulness, her humour, shine through - cuts like â€˜Comfort Zone', â€˜Subway Love Game', â€˜Truth Iz' and â€˜Love Is' are outstanding confirmation that soul music is alive and well in New York City. Karen also goes up-tempo on the final cut for a house remix of â€˜Spirit', a song originally featured on her debut set.