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IndiePulse Reviews: ‘Somewhere in Paradise’ by Karen Lawrence

Somewhere in Paradise’ by Karen Lawrence

Produced by Fred Hostetler & Karen Lawrence

Released on Hostel Records

Somewhere in Paradise by Karen Lawrence is a beautiful and endearing song of love and loss, of time in suspended bliss, forever and eternally in a joyful place in both the mind and the heart. With a pure 80’s sound, the passion for expressing the deepest feelings comes forward and the soul is opened and exposed. Karen Lawrence has brought us back to not only her early youth, but our own, to a place when we had nothing to lose and all the world to gain. Somewhere in Paradise is beautifully performed and we hear the talent that would someday become famous.

Somewhere in Paradise is a legacy single pulled from the late 80’s vault of unreleased tracks by Lawrence and Hollister. After being left off of Lawrence’s Rip and Tear Album off Revolver Records in the UK, fans whom heard part of the song in the film Soultaker requested the release of the song in its entirety.

The song was inspired by a tragic loss early in Lawrence’s early music career, something that was and still is very dear to her heart, Karen’s industry credentials as co-writer of the song “Prisoner”, the theme song from The Eyes of Laura Mars, performed by the great 4-time Platinum Album artist Barbara Streisand, also covered by great Joe Bonamassa. She sang on Aerosmith’s ‘Get It Up’ and sang and co-wrote on Jeff Beck’s Beckology as well.

List of credits of the new release from Blue By Nature founders and co-writers Lawrence and Hostetler is a follow up to her previous single ‘Bad Spell’, a 2021 release, and the 2019 single, ‘I Couldn’t Help But Love You’.

“Karen Lawrence is known for her rich song writing skills and powerful vocals which were instrumental in securing for Blue by Nature’s guitar-based blues sound a solid core of faithful followers across the USA throughout the 1990’s, and has continued to appeal to blues lovers through perpetual internet exposure, including interviews, performances, and airplay.” (Steve Gabe, Blues Blast Magazine 2021).

Lawrence is in the process of completing a future release and steps out occasionally in south Texas to play live. After returning from 17 years in India, Hostetler has established his own solo career. His latest release ‘Wall of Dreams’ (2022) follows the 2021 ‘Fortuna Redux’ album, a follow-up to his acoustic blues triumph “Blue Chair Blues“.


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