The follow-up to 2015's White Light, which saw the Irish siblings returning to the recording studio after a ten-year absence, Jupiter Calling dials back on the polished folk-pop of its predecessor in favor of a more stripped-down and organic approach, courtesy of producer T-Bone Burnett. Recorded to two-inch tape mostly live, and with minimal overdubs at RAK Studios in London, the 13-track set was described by Caroline Corr as "the most freeing experience we've ever had in the studio. " It's definitely the warmest-sounding Corrs outing to date, and the austere studio setup lends itself to the band's penchant for pairing pop acumen with Irish balladry, which they do with great aplomb on heartfelt cuts like "Son of Solomon," "Dear Life," and "Live Before I Die.
T he Corrs had a very good 1990s. The Irish family band's fusion of Celtic folk and soppy soft rock led to them producing the bestselling album of 1998, winning a Brit award and enjoying a string of Top 10 singles. But even in their hey-day, the Corrs felt staid - two decades later, their melodious output feels positively antique. Having staged a comeback in 2015 with White Light, which saw them fold upbeat dance influences into their Radio 2-friendly fare, this seventh album sees the band return to leisurely balladry and traditional instrumentation with a vengeance.