There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears, is the first single from Diana Krall's latest release Glad Rag Doll, that will hit stores on Oct 2.
The song has a vaudeville flair, taking the listener back to the early 1900s. The first thing you'll notice about this song is the guitar. It suddenly feels like Krall is channeling her husband for her version of Fred Fisher's classic song, but no it isn't her husband, it is the producer, T. Bone Burnett.
Suddenly the jazz songbird who is famous for songs like "Peel Me A Grape," and "The Look Of Love," is doing more than letting the music focus on her piano and voice. In short, Diana is rocking out just a little and it works. In fact, knowing that she's working with T. Bone Burnett, one can only hope that a project with her husband, Elvis Costello is in the works. A music lover can dream, right?
Krall usually does sexy in a subtle way with her music, but this is far from subtle, it is sultry and in your face. It is definitely different and very unexpected, but it is also pleasant and it is nice to see an artist step out of their comfort zone and create something wonderful and she's done that here.