Award-Winning Jazz Singer-Songwriter Halie Loren Announces New Album Dreams Lost And Found

Today, the award-winning Oregon-based jazz singer-songwriter Halie Loren announces her new album Dreams Lost and Found and shares a vibrant rendition of the Mose Allison classic “Stop This World.” Loren’s take on the song feels bold and brash with a rollicking energy that separates itself from the original. Her signature smokey vocals reinvent the melody in a fresh new way.

Halie explains why she chose to reimagine the song: The world is growing ever stranger, and ever more estranging, and it can sometimes feel like the whole dang thing is about to break apart. Luckily, Mose Allison wrote a song for this whole situation. When life just feels too precarious to be funny but too ridiculous not to be a joke, and the whole rig feels just a little too reliant on those paper clips and bits of tape holding it all together, ‘Stop This World’ is the song friend I can always turn to for some cathartic commiseration. It’s world-weary, a little bit brassy, plenty sassy, and features an infectiously groovy second-line rhythm and killer solos (by guitarist Sam Kirmayer and pianist Taurey Butler). In short, it’s ‘The Blues for shaking off the blahs.’”

“Stop This World” follows the silky “For All We Know” which will appear on Halie Loren’s forthcoming album, her first proper album since 2018’s acclaimed LP From the Wild SkyDreams Lost and Found is due out April 12th via Nettwerk/Justin Time Records.

Listen to “Stop This World” Here:

Halie Loren is an international, award-winning jazz singer/songwriter. She brings a fresh and original perspective to time-honored musical paths, channeling her innate understanding of connectedness across musical boundaries to forge bonds with diverse audiences in North America, Asia, and Europe. Her multi-genre and multi-lingual musical blend across her ten albums to-date has earned several national and international awards in multiple genres as well as significant critical and chart success along the way, with her albums consistently reaching #1 on the Billboard Japan, iTunes (Canada and Japan) and Amazon jazz charts.  

An award-winning songwriter since her early teens, Halie began garnering international acclaim as a recording artist when her debut jazz album They Oughta Write a Song was named the Best Vocal Jazz Album of the year at the 2009 JPF Independent Music Awards. She was subsequently signed for distribution in Asia by JVC/Victor Entertainment and in North America with Canadian-based jazz label Justin Time Records. Loren’s accolades in more recent years include an Independent Music Award for her original song “Thirsty” in 2011, a Best Vocal Jazz Album 2012 award in Japan’s Jazz Critique Magazine for her album Heart First, (which also reached #1 on Canada’s iTunes Jazz chart), and a total of four Billboard #1 albums on Japan’s jazz charts since 2013. Her video for “Noah”, the 2nd single from her 2018 release From the Wild Sky album produced by UK tour-de-force Troy Miller (Amy Winehouse, Gregory Porter, Diana Ross), won an Emmy in 2019 for Best Music Video as presented by The National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Southeast Chapter. 

Along with recording and songwriting successes, Halie’s live performances have brought her around the world several times, with performances on 4 continents thus far, including tours across the U.S., Canada, France, the U.K., Japan, Italy, Egypt, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Egypt, and Haiti. Her concerts range from intimate clubs to grand halls to festivals, from solo to classic jazz trio to lush orchestral collaborations.

Halie is pleased to announce her next record Dreams Lost and Found, recorded in Montreal, Canada in collaboration with fellow artists from the Justin Time Records family, and slated for release on April 12, 2024. Stay tuned for more information and tour dates to follow.

Halie Loren

Dreams Lost and Found

April 12, 2024

Nettwerk / Justin Time Records

Track List:

1. For All We Know

2. How High the Mooon

3. Dance Me to the End of Love

4. Sabor a Mí

5. All I Want

6. More

7. C’est le printemps (prelude)

8. It Might as Well Be Spring

9. All Night Long

10. Stop This World

11. The Fool on the Hill

12. Under the Same Moon

13. Sukiyaki (You Took Your Love Away from Me)

14. I’ll Be Seeing You