Dream A Little Dream
On her new album Helen Schneider presents herself as a dreamer and as an object of dreams at the same time. On “Dream A Little Dream”, the 2006 DIVA-Award-winner and her producers Till Brönner and Christian von Kaphengst devote themselves to an intimate selection of classic standards of Jazz from the “Great American Songbook”. Her “Whispering Album”, as she smilingly calls it, is an enticing journey to the nightly world of amorous songs, it takes us to a dreamlike state, as well known as it is surprising. The fabulous singer – an excitingly innocent femme fatale – indulges in Cole Porter’s unambiguous ambiguities, in Kurt Weill’s deep desires and a lot more sensuality and sentiment in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, The Platters or The Mamas and The Papas. Those who are familiar with these songs will explore a new world full of nuance and detail listening to Helen’s artistic and lively interpretations. If “Where Or When” or “In My Solitude” is new to you, you could not have a better initiation than here.