"The prevailing melodic hooks abound and Atkins clearly knows how to create memorable melodies, that linger long after the song is over. A true testament to good songwriting."
- All About Vocals.com
Karen Atkins - vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, ukulele
Xeno - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Reggie Hamilton - fretted and fretless bass
Curt Bisquera - drums
Cello Joe - cello
Chet Stromberg - mandolin
Aleksandra Shira Dubov - vocals
Produced by Karen Atkins and Xeno
Engineered by Xeno and Marcus Dodd-Wilson
Mixed by Robert L. Smith
Mastered by Vlado Meller
Karen Atkins Bio
Karen has toured the world and performed in front of over 50,000 fans, sharing the stage with everyone from Lisa Loeb to Ziggy Marley to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
She won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Global Music Awards and has had her music in multiple feature films, including Winona Ryder’s movie Boys.
Her music video “You’re My Home” was awarded Most Positive Video in the Posi Music Awards and her combined music videos have been viewed over half a million times.
Her latest album, In My Room, was chosen as one of the top 10 albums of the year in Aquarian Magazine, alongside Sam Smith and Van Morrison.
Karen’s innovative approach to songwriting has been universally described as healing. She intentionally creates music with this goal in mind by combining her 20+ years as a health practitioner with her passion for songwriting.
She recently completed a field study proving that her music reduces stress and pain levels in her listeners, as well as elevates their mood.
Karen has also been featured on Ted Talks and Good Morning America for her work as a vitality and health expert.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Based in: SF Bay Area
Influences: Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Joel
Awards: John Lennon Songwriting Award, Posi Music Video Award, Global Music Awards
Film Credits: "Boys" (Winona Ryder/ Lukas Haas)
"Perfumed Garden ~ Tales of the Kama Sutra"
In the video for her latest song, ‘High On Love (Can’t Get Too)’, Californian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Karen Atkins escapes earth and coasts through the universe in her cherry-red Tesla Roadster. Created a full six months before the SpaceX Rocket launch both video and rocket were released at the same time. Talk about cosmic coincidences!
Although Karen isn’t seriously considering space travelling by Roadster to Mars, she does however identify deeply with its mission. A conscious lifestyle expert who’s also an in-demand public speaker as well as a talented musician, Karen chose a Tesla for her video for a real reason. To Atkins the electric car is a symbol of sustainability and responsibity, and when she’s taking to outer space in the video for ‘High On Love (Can’t Get Too)’, she’s not just going for a joyride, but instead she’s looking for a suitable home for the human race.
Karen Atkins’ pop-rock songs are designed to not just get you to dance and sing along, but also to think at the same time. The wellness expert recognises that music has healing powers, and uses it to address the challenges facing humanity.
The video shows Karen singing, playing funky guitar, bass, and piano as well. But it’s not just her musicianship we hear on the single; also includes Reggie Hamilton on bass (known for his work with Seal, and Mariah Carey), as well as session drummer Curt Bisquera, who’s worked with Elton John, and the Beach Boys. ‘High On Love (Can’t Get Too)’ was produced by Xeno. It’s brightly coloured and joyous in every second.