Kara Frazier’s ‘Seven Ages’ a Release Worth Celebrating
Kara Frazier is making quite a name for herself in Nashville. The Jacksonville, Florida native has spent a good deal of time in Nashville with GRAMMY-winning songwriter and producer Shannon Sanders, who is known for his work with the likes of John Legend, India Arie, and P!nk.
So far, this work has culminated in the release of Frazier’s debut EP, “Seven Ages,” which was recently commemorated with an official release show at Nashville’s True Music Room and Bar. After catching that performance, and then listening through “Seven Ages,” we see why a party was in order: this release is something worth celebrating.
“Seven Ages” begins with “Dirty Water,” Frazier’s most recent single and a strong opening statement. “Dirty Water” features a rich pop hook that lends it big crossover hit potential. Up next is “Heart of Stone,” a moodier, mid-tempo piece on which Frazier packs an Adele-esque emotional punch in her delivery.
“Deliver Me” is a commanding collaboration with Sanders. The first single released from “Seven Ages,” “Deliver Me” feels cathartic in its message of personal evolution, while giving Frazier the chance to show off the full power of her dynamic vocal capabilities. This is all supported by the tune’s atmospheric swell of instrumentation – from sparse, yet intense verses, to sweeping, impactful choruses – which could inspire any listener to make the changes they desire.
“Seven Ages” closes with “Mother,” a jazz- and gospel-influenced number where Frazier offers, perhaps, her most impressive vocal performance on a release full of them. The singer’s range and tonal versatility is on full display, as she seamlessly delivers low tones and powerful belts with equal soul and conviction.
Heart of Stone