A captivating mix of engaging lyrical prose, shoe-gaze guitar licks and orchestral string arrangements. The selections pull the listener out of a current state of being and transports you into this sense of time and place, leaving you in a perpetual state of deep thought about nothing and everything. ”

Garret K. Woodward, Smoky Mountain News

The layering of a beautifully nuanced string section lends an air of eternal dusk, and Wegener's layered vocal harmonies soften the existential dread that creeps into her increasingly impassioned lead vocals.”

Christian Shaeffer, Riverfront Times

After a busy summer opening for Margo Price, Nikki Lane, and Hayes Carll, Cara Louise has released her latest EP, Fragile Heart, recorded with David Beeman at Native Sound in St. Louis, MO. The 5-song collection separates Louise from her past work with Cara Louise Band as she navigates a 1960s yé-yé-inspired production by introducing synthesizers, drum triggers and ethereal vocal effects to her otherwise alt-country sound. 

Fragile Heart opens with the title track and first single; a dance worthy pop tune that gracefully resists genre and era precincts much like the rest of the EP.  The album’s second single, Turn Tears Into Rain, slows down time in a rhythmic trance as Louise’s vocals sail over dreamy strings arrangements and delicate steel guitar. The sound is as if Neil Young scored an Audrey Hepburn film. 

For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Francoise Hardy, Cate Le Bon, Sheryl Crow, and Kacey Musgraves

Genre: Folk/Pop/Rock 

Location: St. Louis, Missouri 

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