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Very infrequently does the opening minute or two from a record grapple the psyche so much that you are glued to the stereo for the next 45 minutes wondering where the time went afterwards.
With a name like this and a front cover that features her in a pink party dress… well, I made some assumptions. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This soulful collection of songs from a talented Canadian musician and writer has the feel of classic R&B but with a modern singer-songwriter’s sensibility.
Very infrequently does the opening minute or two from a record grapple the psyche so much that you are glued to the stereo for the next 45 minutes wondering where the time went afterwards. That is exactly what happened when Coco Love Alcorn’s newest baby, Sugar was spun for the first time.
Love is her (real) middle name Vancouver's oddest-named musician embraces her Sugar-sweet eclecticism. The reason it feels so good to stand beside a waterfall is not the beauty of the clean, rushing water nor its refreshing spray, but actually the rush of negative ions that the waterfall emits. Negative ions create good vibes. For real.
Coco Love Alcorn has a few things going for her. The genetics for one don’t hurt. The daughter of Canadian jazz singer John Alcorn, she smoulders both vocally and physically. Rather than use her bee stung lips and sexual allure as a crutch her striking appearance fortunately coincides with a robust musical talent.
Yet another Steve Dawson produced project, this is jazz singer/writer Alcorn’s fourth release, a nicely ambient showcase for her extraordinary voice and some outstanding material. The more I listen, the more I hit repeat”
-John P. McLaughlin
More than a decade after the release of her debut album, Coco Love Alcorn is finally taking the reigns of her solo career.
Sugar, her just-released follow-up to that long-ago introduction, follows years of Alcorn working as, in her words, "a singing gun-for-hire."
At first blush, Vancouver’s Coco Love Alcorn, much like Britain’s current it girl Corrine Bailey Rae, finds sonic comfort reveling in the true blue triad of old school soul, and R&B staples: namely, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Al Green.