Supermodel Karen Elson sings with Ren Harvieu
Supermodel and former wife of Jack White, Karen Elson has teamed up with upcoming musician Ren Harvieu for a duet. The Salford born singer sent the track to Elson, as she "thought it'd be right up her street" and the porcelain faced model (who's portfolio includes an impressive amount of international fashion houses) sent it back a day later with harmonies. The single which premiered on Dazed Digital this morning, is called 'The Train song', and is taken from Ren's highly anticipated and already acclaimed debut album, 'Through The Night'.
The pretty 21 year old was originally set to release her album last summer, but suffered a terrible accident that left her with a broken back. Not knowing if she would walk again, Ren spent 2 months in hospital, and after several operations and rehabilitation, she's back on her feet and ready to tour. With celebrities already tripping over themselves to work with her (rapper Nas made her first video after falling in love with her voice, and legendary Smiths member, Johnny Marr set a recording date after calling her in hospital!) we predict huge things for the soulful singer, so watch this space!
Ren's new single, "Open Up Your Arms" is released on the 23rd April, and you can catch her at the following festivals this summer:
Live at Leeds Festival 5 May
Communion Unplugged, Newcastle 11 May
Camp Bestival, Dorset 26 July
Bestival, Isle of Wight 6 Sept