Rumer begins U.S. tour in Nashville

April 4, 2015 4:34 AM

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NASHVILLE — "I love my visa," Rumer said as she began her U.S. tour Friday night at City Winery. "I'm staying." The smooth, soulful '70s-style pop of the British singer's 17-song set perfectly suited the listening room, which had barrels of aging wine behind its back wall.

Apparent influences. On the new Into Colour and her two previous albums, Rumer sings sumptuous melodies that owe a great debt to Burt Bacharach. They're complex, but she performs them with apparent effortlessness and an alto that recalls the late Karen Carpenter of soft-rock act The Carpenters. The ...

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