Where Our Love Grows

British duo Swing Out Sister (Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell) have been making soul-blessed, jazz-tinged, Latin-swirled, Burt Bacharach-influenced pop music for nearly 20 years now.

British duo Swing Out Sister (Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell) have been making soul-blessed, jazz-tinged, Latin-swirled, Burt Bacharach-influenced pop music for nearly 20 years now. Musical trends have certainly come and gone, but Swing Out Sister simply ignored them. Instead, as evidenced on "Where Our Love Grows," the duo's first U.S. disc in seven years, Drewery and Connell have maintained their wondrously loungey, '60s-licious stance. Those in doubt should proceed to track No. 8, "Let the Stars Shine," which sounds like a reunion of the 5th Dimension—as seen through the eyes of French duo Air by way of jazz great Herbie Mann. Throughout, Swing Out Sister delivers one melodic hook after another. Witness "Love Won't Let You Down" and "Happy Ending," which recalls "People Make the World Go Round" (popularized by the Stylistics). Sit back, sip on a caipirinha and enjoy.—MP