Blaine Sharp releases tuneful new rendition of song ‘La vie en rose’
The second of several recent releases, ‘La vie en rose’, was not always on Sharp’s mind because, as the Canadian singer and songwriter who now calls Southern California home explains, “there are certain songs that are icons, untouchable.”
One nagging question for a budding recording artist was, “Why would anyone be excited for yet another cover of this song?” This artist is known for creating music that feels timeless but is constantly innovative, drawing listeners who want to broaden their musical horizons beyond more contemporary, tech-heavy genres. If we’re going to do this, we should get rid of all the clichés and make it seem fresh again. This was Sharp’s final conclusion. Accepted the challenge. The recording session included the song.
It was a brilliant move on Sharp’s part to work with Carey Frank, one of LA’s hottest jazz musicians. Sharp’s powerful vocal performance and moving performance are perfectly complemented by Carey’s modern arrangement and deft yet sparse approach at the keyboards (on piano and Hammond organ). It’s a union made in heaven and the first of many future partnerships.
Check out his new song here!