Katrina的上一张专辑，即2003年的那张Untucked，产生了四首在美国Billboard等各大排行榜上雄踞了整整一年半时间的大热单曲，现在Katrina和她的制作人Ron Aniello（与他合作的著名音乐人包括 Guster, the Barenaked Ladies, Lifehouse and Jars of Clay）一起在洛杉矶的录音室合作新的专辑。最新的出炉的单曲是翻唱Howard Jones的大热单曲No One Is To Blame，Howard Jones本人也参与了钢琴和部分声音的演出。
With the mind of a diplomat and the musicality of a modern pop diva, Katrina Carlson is an artist with true mass appeal. Her stirring, vibrant songs embody universal themes of love and strength that are central to humanity. The critics love her albums, and so do Carlson’s growing legions of dedicated fans.
As a songwriter, the former actress explains that she envisions her songs as “mini-movies,” complete with characters, storylines and plot resolutions. Much like contemporaries Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant, Carlson views herself in various shades, and by that standard, Here and Now is a rainbow of textured life stories. Many of the songs included on her new album lend themselves to use in film and television. “Feel For Me” has already been tapped by the N-Network’s “South of Nowhere,” and will be featured in the first two episodes including the season premiere.
Carlson says, “I believe in personal responsibility; you own what is yours that way.” But she also realizes that behind every great musician is a dedicated team and a supportive family. Carlson has all of these gifts, which allow her to live life on her own terms. “I used to feel like I was always rushing to the finish line, now I’m really trying to savor each moment and recognize everyday is a gift.” she says. This new album reflects that inner clarity that, for Katrina Carlson, truly is Here and Now.
01. Be The One
02. Here and Now
03. First To Say Goodbye
04. Daisy In Chains
05. No One Is To Blame (ft Howard Jones)
07. When You Kiss Me
08. Break My Fall
09. The Secret
11. Feel For Me
12. Some Small Way