带有淡淡民族风的伦敦唱作女声Katy CarrSuffused with echoes of voices from wartime England in the 1930s & '40s, 'Coquette' recounts a time when the wrenching loss of battle collided with the sparking of feverish romantic encounters. Here, a cheeky naiveté mingles with eroticism as spectral voices call out to one another, crossing planes of existence with gilded letters of passionate sorrow. Often misrepresented in literature, the role of the coquette was an important one in the war years, performing for the troops, and for inspiration Katy needed look no further than the grande dames of frontline entertainment and Hollywood legends of the time.In her own words "the beautiful feminine energy" of Gracie Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and others infuses Coquette with a purity of virtue and inner strength. Of course, none of these women were themselves infallible, as the stridently percussive 'Berliner Ring' attests. A tribute to Marlene Dietrich, it recounts from an outsider’s perspective her desperation to break out of the confining borders of the East German capital and make her fortune in the wider world. The gentler 'White Cliffs' borrows from the Vera Lynn classic 'We'll Meet Again' for the climax of a tale in which a hysterical woman intends to hurl herself into the sea in memory of her lost pilot lover, only to rescind at the pivotal moment. Eschewing lazy nostalgia, the quite extraordinary 'Kommander's Car' is Katy's tense, ardent tribute to four men who escaped Auschwitz – a tribute that has brought her into direct contact with the only remaining survivor of the escape, Kazimierz Piechowski.