An album that works like a seduction: On «How Is Your World Today», Swiss singer-songwriter Gabriela Krapf plays with attraction and distance. Today's digital experience might promise instant gratification. Krapfs soulful jazz pop stirs excitement and stays cool. Verses filled with atmosphere of departure are followed by great and large-scale choruses – but nothing gets fluffed up here. The band (a pianist, three horns and a rhythm section) simply intensifies the groove shortly, the singer breaks out in emotion, and everyone is already playing tight again. That's the charm in this music: the restrained push for greatness. Krapf already made waves with her earlier bands Lobith and The Homestories. For «How Is Your World Today», she composed, arranged and produced most of the songs herself. The singer displays her wide range of expression, tender and powerful, melancholy and joyous, virtuous and sentimental. The potent band accompanies her with effortless drive. That's what music sounds like that has not been created over months in front of a a screen, but recorded live over three days with a lot of passion. And that's how we like to be seduced.
Gabriela Krapf (voc)
Christian Rösli (grand piano, fender rhodes, juno-60)