While Tina Dico has made significant strides in her native Denmark, winning her country’s version of the Polaris Prize in 2002, she has yet to make a Feist-like breakthrough in North America. However, her fourth album, Count To Ten, might just be the thing to do it.
Dico’s radio-friendly folk-pop stylings are out in full force here. You Know Better is a dreamy, laid-back acoustic track, while Sacre Coeur’s soft melodies will satisfy the adult contemporary set. Fortunately, she picks up the pace on On The Run, a still mild but much punchier track than the rest. Some might be averse to Dico’s soft rock aesthetic, but this Dane’s no Anne Murray.
Tina Dico joins Teitur at the Courthouse Monday (May 12).