By Nicholas Jennings on Wednesday, 06 April 2011
Category: Reviews

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang - Sing It Loud

With eight Juno and four Grammy Awards—including two for duets with Tony Bennett and Roy Orbison, Canada’s k.d. lang has become synonymous with songs of love and desire, notably on her 1992 classic “Constant Craving.” Mostly, she’s done this solo, perfecting her lush sound with various musicians-for-hire. Now, the gifted vocalist has her own band (her first since the Reclines over 20 years ago) and the new collaborative spirit has produced some striking results. Romantic nuggets like the breezy title track, the aching “I Confess,” the dreamy “Sugar Buzz” bristle with a palpable creative energy.