Lady Gaga's Latest Is a Force, But Not Quite a 'Storm'

October 20, 2014 9:14 PM

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Lady Gaga's Latest Is a Force, But Not Quite a 'Storm'

Last month, I was approached to interview Storm Large, a performer who was off my radar until this request. Through a quick Wikipedia search though, I learned that she's mostly a punk-ish/rock-ish "chick." She's amassed a solid catalog of recordings and has an impressive history performing with more widely known talent, including retro-chic band Pink Martini (as co-lead singer with China Forbes).

What piqued my interest about this pitch, however, was that the new album her team was promoting ("Le Bonheur") seemed off-center from what I perceived Storm's focus to be. Instead of an average rock album, it showcases the classics -- starting surprisingly with the great American Songbook, then spi...

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