There's a new Rumer in town! Who is she?
She's a Pakistan-born, 31-year-old singer/songrwriter who has spent the better part of the last decade trying to land a record deal. Now she has one and she looks set for massive global success.
Her music: Her drowsy, sobbing contralto spookily conjures up the late Karen Carpenter without the sense of tragedy.
Her sound is pure Sunday afternoon Bacharach, all lazy horns and languid atmosphere. Think The Carpenters' "Close To You" meets Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love." Lush!
Her breakthrough: Bacharach reportedly flew Rumer out to California to hear her perform
Here she is with "Alfie" :