AUBREY LOGAN DEBUT ALBUM
The sassy trombone queen from Post Modern Jukebox Unveils her debut album - the one they said would be impossible to make
A magnificent collection of tunes that will endure long after the album has finished playing – MyFizzyPop
“Aubrey Logan has an astonishing array of vocal timbres to use and use them she does. This set has here and there a bit of a showreel feel, it’s true..but WHAT a showreel! Sad, strident, swinging, soft, sassy, sentimental, spirited and sexy, it’s all here” – Just Listen To This
US singer/songwriter/performer, Aubrey Logan, is no stranger to global fame, regularly amassing close to 2.5 million hits whenever she delivers one of her unique swing-tinged, trombone-enriched, pop covers for the almighty Postmodern Jukebox. Now the girl who was ‘too jazzy’ for Simon Cowell in American Idol and who won the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009, takes a charismatic step into the solo limelight to release her debut album ‘Impossible’ on 20 October. ‘Impossible’ is a diverse, eclectic collection of genres and sounds, many creatively and smoothly incorporating Aubrey’s highly acclaimed signature trombone-playing. Aubrey had always been told it’d be impossible to successfully create a cross-genre album – guess she’s just proved everyone wrong!
This debut album from Aubrey Logan is the epitome of ‘defying the impossible’; hence the very apt title of ‘Impossible’. Eccentric, eclectic and enthused, Aubrey Logan doesn’t adhere to genre rules, she would if she could, but she can’t. Just isn’t her way. This smart, sassy lady has an insatiable appetite for entertaining her audience and doesn’t believe that our joy should be confined by genre parameters. Being jazz trained, Aubrey garners enviable attention for her creativity with the trombone, successfully making it relevant and sexy in modern music. Ingeniously delivering pop trombone horn lines and trombone stacked tracks, which weave the instrument through the music as part of his core fabric, Aubrey Logan pioneers the trombone as a pop essential, rather than just a solo instrument as we’re used to seeing. Which is why her debut album is a musical journey through exuberant entertainment.
'Impossible’ is an album loaded with x12 unique tracks, each worthy of single status, jig-sawing beautifully together to create a work of perfect musical engineering. Produced by Dale Becker, son of mastering engineer Bernie Becker, the challenge was to ‘recreate Aubrey’s live charisma on the synthetic medium’; a challenge masterfully achieved. The title track from the album depicts Aubrey’s musical mission in life, to deliver a non-genre fitting sound, which others said simply couldn’t be done. Aubrey knew that if other’s think it’s impossible, then she must be onto something! ‘Impossible’ exposes Logan stripped back and raw, delivering dark verses interspersed with bright hopeful choruses. The cheeky dominance of ‘Gossip’ reveals our human need to rumourmonger and sees Logan fusing flecks of big band swing with a very modern defiant vocal sound. The brass intro of ‘Louboutins’ is an autobiographical tale depicting a metaphorical picture of appearances, written after Aubrey was told that she needed to wear the red-soled Louboutins if she wanted to be successful. From the highs of these up-tempo numbers, Logan also has the unnerving ability to weave heart-wrenching emotion through her ballads. 'Don’t Wanna Tell Nobody’ is a track which Aubrey sings at every live performance its ability to touch everyone is that strong. This track is applicable to a myriad of situations – it’s about the feelings evoked from decisions, rather than being simply about a love breakdown. You’ll find arias amongst this delicious musical mix too, but Aubrey-style, as Logan gives us the classic ‘Habanera’ from Carmen. Aubrey felt this was a fun cover with all the rules she’d been reared on broken – don’t sing an aria, don’t change an aria, only a mezzo soprano can sing this – rule book out of the window – Habanera delivered Aubrey style. Beautiful.
Aubrey Logan was placed on this planet with the sole vocation to perform. The daughter of music-teaching parents, Logan turned down a spot at the Montreux Jazz Festival Voice Competition to diligently accept a place at Berklee College of Music. Three years later she found herself winning Montreux, whilst also being told by Simon Cowell on American Idol that she was ‘too jazz for the pop world’. At the age of 22, Aubrey moved to Los Angeles and began her relationship with Hollywood. Aubrey became the hired gun on many high-profile tracks and live performances and suddenly the talent of Aubrey Logan started to shine through. In 2015, Shoshana Bean of Postmodern Jukebox introduced Aubrey to the PMJ founder, Scott Bradlee. Logan’s fast rap/swing version of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ was an instant online phenomenon, amassing close to 2.5million YouTube hits. Aubrey rapidly cemented her place with PMJ, becoming the band’s sassy fire-cracker touring the globe relentlessly with them.
Now Aubrey Logan steps into the limelight as a solo artist with her debut album, an album which proves that the impossible CAN be achieved. A fiercely passionate serving of defiance which sounds audibly divine. So if you think you love music enough to step beyond genre-boundaries then ‘Impossible’ is an album for you. Deliverance of the impossible is here – Aubrey Logan-style!
The solo debut album from Aubrey Logan ‘Impossible’ is released on 20 October on Knight Music Inc via Right Track/Universal