Review of Jill Barber – Chansons (Outside Music)

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When English-native artists venture into performing in other languages, the results can sometimes be less than impressive. But for Jill Barber, singing in French seems as natural for her as does singing in English. In fact, singing in French seems to lend an extra layer of sultriness to her vocals. Chansons honours the works of Serge Gainsbourg and Charles Aznavour among others. Barber’s amazing vocal delivery, set to a timeless background of traditional jazz is the perfect recipe for success. Hopefully this won’t be the last we hear of Barber singing in French.