Release Date: Nov 5, 2012
Record label: Mercury
Genre(s): Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Neo-Soul
The sophomore effort from Georgia-raised, Britain-based vocalist Kristina Train, 2012's Dark Black is a brooding, atmospheric collection of slow-burn pop songs that put her burnished, sultry croon at the fore. Picking up where 2009's Spilt Milk left off, Dark Black finds Train once again working with British singer/songwriter Ed Harcourt, as well as songwriter/producer Martin Craft. Together, they've come up with an album that builds upon Train's twangy Southern roots layered with a baroque, cinematic aesthetic.
An extraordinary record from a singer previously overlooked. John Aizlewood 2012 Back in 2009, Kristina Train’s debut album Spilt Milk came and went without leaving much (i.e. anything) in the way of a trace. Part the new Norah Jones, part the latest Amy Winehouse clone, the London-based New Yorker eclipsed neither and that very much seemed to be that.