12 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having Sting for a father could overshadow anybody’s talent, but on Eliot Sumner’s solo debut, she emits a light all her own. There are some vocal similarities to her dad, but that’s where the parallels cease. Delivered in Sumner’s husky voice, her edgy, propulsive alt-rock tunes are filled with vivid, poetic imagery and framed by a blend of atmospheric keyboard textures and razor-sharp guitar riffs. Whether unfurling raw rockers (“Halfway to Hell”) or more stately settings (“Dead Arms & Dead Legs”), she establishes an identity all her own.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Having Sting for a father could overshadow anybody’s talent, but on Eliot Sumner’s solo debut, she emits a light all her own. There are some vocal similarities to her dad, but that’s where the parallels cease. Delivered in Sumner’s husky voice, her edgy, propulsive alt-rock tunes are filled with vivid, poetic imagery and framed by a blend of atmospheric keyboard textures and razor-sharp guitar riffs. Whether unfurling raw rockers (“Halfway to Hell”) or more stately settings (“Dead Arms & Dead Legs”), she establishes an identity all her own.

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Powerhouse Talent - Brilliant Songs

forbisher

Sumner’s songs are impossibly satisfying rock gems. Her phenomenal vocal power, her songwriting eloquence and mostly her ability to craft incredibly indelible melodies make her a talent for the world to know. I Followed You Home is pure rock intensity. Reminds me of Garbage, early Police and Peter Murphy. But forget the comparisons, Sumner and her band make music on their own terms. Can’t stop listening.

Love it!

Kaida55

I stumbled across this artist by chance. Every song that I've heard so far from this album on YouTube, I love. I have never looked so forward to an album coming out ever. I try to introduce the songs from this artist to as many people as I can :) Thank you ES for sharing your talents :)

Sounds like her father…Sting

fitsound

Incredible album. The comparisons are inevitable to her father. Nevertheless, she is a powerhouse in her own right. Each song is a musical journey deep into her soul. It is a trip worth taking.

About Eliot Sumner

Born in northern Italy on July 30, 1990, Eliot Pauline Sumner received a first-rate musical education from her father, Sting. She grew up in a small village in Wiltshire, England, and kept herself largely removed from the glamour and glitz of her father’s career. By her mid-teens, however, "Coco" Sumner had taken a cue from her dad by composing reggae-flavored songs of her own, many of which were posted to her MySpace page. Several labels took interest in the material, and she subsequently signed a multi-album deal with Island Records.

While working on her debut album, the 18-year-old Sumner assembled a small band that included session keyboardist Emlyn Maillard and multi-instrumentalist Al Shux (who produced Jay-Z's chart-topping "Empire State of Mind" in 2009). Sporting a fashionable sound that sampled equally from pop, ska, and electro-punk, I Blame Coco began releasing songs in early 2010, including a duet with the Swedish pop vocalist Robyn. I Blame Coco's debut album, The Constant, appeared later that year. After spending a couple of years working on new songs, in 2014 Sumner announced that she would henceforth release music under her birth name. The Information EP arrived that August. A pair of songs from that debut EP eventually made their way to her first proper solo full-length, also titled Information, which was released in January 2016. ~ Andrew Leahey

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