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Karen Atkins In My Room Review

by June 2, 2018

Karen Atkins is a singer-songwriter, and guitarist that has been blazing her own trail for years in the music and alternative healthcare field.  Atkins was a busy touring artist in her early years, she built a solid following in New York City and her songs have been showcased in major films, such as Boys starring Winona Ryder.  In 1998, Atkins was awarded a prize for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the single “On the Way Down.”  In leading the non-stop touring life, she ran into health problems and after her health deteriorated forcing her to stop touring, Atkins spent the next 15 years juggling a multi-faceted career in alternative healthcare and an extended period centered upon world travel and a profound inner and outer exploration.

In 2011, after settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, Atkins dabbled in the creative process of making music again while beginning to experiment with the effects of different frequencies on the music making process. Her song “You’re My Home” from her album The Vibration Project was awarded Most Positive Video of 2012 in the Posi Music Awards.

About the Album

Co-produced by Atkins herself and multi-instrumentalist/producer Xeno, In My Room also features prominent studio musicians, including: bassist Reggie Hamilton (Seal, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston) and drummer Curt Bisquera (Elton John, Mick Jagger, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash), mixed and mastered by powerhouse engineers like Robert L. Smith (David Bowie, U2, Aerosmith) and Vlado Meller (Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Our Favorite Track

“High on Love,” is an infectious eighties inspired tune that is catchy, hook-laden scrumptiousness. Its what is best about solid songwriting, memorable lyrics that stay with you long after the track is over, on this tune the companion video makes the song even more memorable. Escaping the planet and coasting through the stars in a cherry-red Tesla Roadster. By coincidence Tesla chief Elon Musk plans to send his cherry-red Roadster – to Mars, the Red Planet, maybe “High on Love,” could be his theme song for the trip.

In Conclusion

In My Room features is chalk full of great tunes, “High On Love,” is only a small sample of Atkins commanding guitar hooks and memorable melodies. In My Room combines Atkins diverse musical talent with therapeutic elements unique to pop music, by using special techniques and tunings reflective of the wisdom she has acquired from helping thousands of people across the globe with their health and wellness.  In fact, if you visit her website, she even lists the scientific study she did and the results.

Overview
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Self-Released

Artist

Karen Atkins

Album

In My Room

Release Date

July 25, 2017

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