“Tell me where I’m going or where I’m being led,” sings Felix Riebl at the start of The Cat Empire’s eighth studio album. It’s a fair request, as you never know exactly where you’ll end up when you press play on a Cat Empire record.
Every album is an adventure and this collection is a truly global trip, with excursions to South Africa, France and South America. After five Top 10 albums, including two chart-toppers, The Cat Empire – ably assisted by producer Jan Skubiszewski – remain brimming with ideas. Sometimes playful, sometimes powerful, always compelling. Just “close your eyes and run.”
Stolen Diamonds is out February 15 via Two Shoes Records.
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