Recommended if You Like
Kate Bush Portishead Patti Smith

Genres You Will Love
Moods: Solo Female Artist Pop: Dark Wave Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Electronic: Trip Hop Pop: with Electronic Production

By Location
United States - NY - New York City United States - New York

Karen's website Facebook Page

Karen Nielsen

"Very crazy is this artist Karen Nielsen. Her work is sensual, dark, innovative and inspiring!!!"

Karen's music merges industrial electronic beats and cinematic orchestration with a voice that seems to
come from the bottom of her soul. She lures you into her sonic world. Once you are there, it is difficult
to escape, though you may not want to. Her deep and layered arrangements create the atmosphere for
her darkly poetic lyrics. Each song feels like its own epic film noir as she sings about the secret parts
of our psyche. Her new album WOMAN debuted at #20 on the college electronic music charts (CMJ RPM) on February 5, 2013 after just one week.

Karen's music was born while she was attending medical school, which was an unusual place for her to end up after receiving her degree in theater. She didn’t quite fit the mold of a medical school applicant. Music may have saved her life during her medical training. Not literally, but it pulled her out of some very dark corners. She says, "When you are working 80-100 sleepless hours a week there is no room for expression. And you need it when surrounded by so much death and sadness". She sought solace in writing, arranging, and recording her own music.

Karen has evolved from those harsh days of medical training. And while she still writes and sings about the hidden sides of our psyche, she has let go of a lot of the internal angst she experienced and wrote about on her first album, "Animals in the Street". Her music is now an external lamentation and she approaches those darker topics with confidence and femininity. This can be heard on WOMAN, which was released February 12, 2013. Karen wrote, recorded, arranged and produced WOMAN in it’s entirety as she did with her first album, "Animals in the Street". "Animals in the Street" also charted and peaked at #27 on the CMJ RPM charts. Both albums were mixed and mastered by Darren Morze.