Take It from Me
Karen E Rosenberg's music at first listen confirms that it's light and likeable for all people at all ages, but with a deeper listen demonstrates how it exceeds the mainstream mold of female pop artists. She presents her music combining her classical music training with a great passion for jazz and pop music. You can also find elements of ethnic, theatre-pop and cabaret. Great artists like Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Laura Nyro are amongst her musical rolemodels. Karen E Rosenberg has recently released the ep ' take it from me' which soon will be followed by her debut album on her own record label 'Daddy Longlegs'. The album is due to be released winter 2004. Once upon a time... Or if I should be more specific - 03.03.83, I was born. Grew up in Ørsta, Norway, with mamma and pappa, a brother and a little sista. I spent my early years exploring yellow rubber items and looking down whenever people tried talking to me, letting only Mamma see my face. At the age of 5 I discovered classical music, through the twisted and interesting sound of a violin new-beginner, such as myself. As the years went by I grew to be a tall, tall girl, and an interest for boys and everything that was prohibited little girls became more and more juicy to the little seed! And suddenly I was no longer the little girl who'd only talk to Mamma, but the girl who'd talk to anyone but Mamma. A distance grew in the me-family matter, leading to my first meeting with songwriting. A lot of frustrated teen-feelings had to get out. These songs are nothing I would go out and brag about today, but back then they sure worked for me. Then, the only thing which in my case could bring a teenage girl back to her own identity happened. I fell in love. Prince Honeyboney took the little princess in his arms and turned every frown upside down, and has ever since. Eventually the me-family matter regained the love and trust we used to share, and we were stronger than ever. Now that everything was diddeli-lightful, what could be more logical than to sing out for joy?!! I started a 3-year music study. Singing classical music and operas, but also pop and rock. As I discovered my talent and also the complete feeling that the singing gave me, it inspired me to sing more. It even inspired me to start learning how to play the piano, -in my own way of course. My songwriting advanced to a higher level. But still I didn't feel ready to show anyone. Well, no wonder since my rolemodels were : The Eels, Tori Amos, Madonna and later on Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Laura Nyro. I set quite high standards. After 3 years of getting up early, taking tests and not to mention living in the same town for 19 years. I had to try something else. I have always liked dancing, theatre and of course singing, so i went to 'the city of the tiger'; Oslo, and did all those things at a private school. I soon discovered that the musical business was not for me. No, no, no, no it was not for me. But then in my despair of jazzhands and smiles so big, you can put your whole fist into it, it happened. Along came all these little songs, words that when put together said everything I felt in a sentence. Melodies straight from the heart. Songs that made me stay in the song room for hours, after a long day at the school of musical-hell. Just me and the piano. Just sitting there singing could make the little girl cry for joy. And I thought: ' If i cry and smile at the same time this must be something good!' She's still learning how good it is. After having my first concert, my confidence went sky high. I knew what to do. At last I felt ready to show someone. Hey, I feel ready to show everyone! And I live happily... What now? I'm back in Ørsta, got my own little dreamhouse and I now teach little violin new- beginners and singers all about the joy of music and the the joy of playing an instrument. And I get paid - Wonderful! I've just finished my first EP, and my debut album is soon on the go go! I've also held more concerts and written more kick ass songs. I look to what's to come with hope, expectations and delight. INGREDIENTS: Â½ cup true talent 3 tablespoons striking originality 2 teaspoons peculiar lyrics 4 slices personal touch taste to with these spices: beautiful, funny and powerful.