About seven years ago I saw her do "The Way It Is" on Letterman and have been following her career since. She's had some record company difficulties, as many artists have had.
Nicole Atkins' new record Slow Phaser was recently released and it's one of the best of the year so far, and probably will stay so. There's a good psychedelic rootsy groove going, it's got sass and can be quite danceable. There's also a little 80's nicking going on as one riff from Who Killed the Moonlight was definitely inspired by an Echo and the Bunnymen song. She may have steered away from the sixties pop of her first release and the bluesy jams of her second but her voice, as a fictional child of Roy Orbison and Ronnie Spector, remains powerful and intact.
The first video is a catchy little number that has a good beat that you can dance to.
Maybe this time Atkins will get the larger audience she deserves. She put another solid brick into her canon.