This singer/songwriter is out of her time, in the sense that she takes you to an older era of music style. Sarah reminds me of a New Zealand native Bic Runga who also possess a style which is different from the present more widely accepted music scene.
If you’ve never heard of Sarah Blasko I would suggest you start out by checking out the following songs: “Down on Love”, “Hold on My Heart” and “Sleeper Awake”.
You may recognize Sarah as the lead from the Australian band “Acquiesce” from the mid-1990’s, Sarah then went solo in 2002. She also won the best pop release for “What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have” at the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA ) Music Awards. After listening to “What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have” I realized this was nowhere near as good as her latest album. To me artists that have such unique jazz vocals similar to the talented “Etta James” should never incorporate the pop genre in their music catalogue. It’s just not a fit!