Soul Deep

Divadom has come upon hard times in America. But Curb is pulling out all stops for its silky new sophisticated lady, Laura Turner.

Divadom has come upon hard times in America. But Curb is pulling out all stops for its silky new sophisticated lady, Laura Turner. "Soul Deep" showcases all the drama of Sarah Brightman's thundering soprano, along with the more subtle shades of Enya—though such black-and-white comparisons sell short the singer's vast emotional range and crisp purity. The wondrously crafted collection toe-dances through all colors of the musical rainbow, while collaborator Kurt Howell brings an elegant unity to the set, fusing Celtic lilts, tribal rhythms and gentle beats to ensure modern relevance. The premiere calling card is the title track (also the first single), which blossoms like a morning rose drinking in sunlight. Other highlights are the delicate "Devoted" and chugging sing-along "You're Where I Belong." A spectacular debut boasting uncommon ambition and grace.—CT