Dutch doll Renske Taminiau surprised the world a few years back by a) deciding that she didn’t want to be a doctor and b) making a wonderful debut album. Waiting to be told was the equivalent of drinking tea from a porcelain cup, sitting on a plush chair in a cosy, almost prissy room with lots of pink flowers. Music-wise, she related to Kurt Elling and Feist. Renske sings like she’s just been skinny dipping in cristal clear water – and she still sounds like that on her new album Move Me. On which she sings in French. A melancholic ode to Paris, with help from accordion and strings. I’d love to walk through Montparnasse with this on repeat on my iPod.
(picture by RVDA)