Tremendous soul from Harleighblu – a young UK singer we bet we'll be hearing plenty from in years to come! Harleighblu really represents the strongest side of the UK soul scene – bursting forth with a mix of classic and contemporary modes that make her way more than just another deep funk vocalist – and instead show a sense of power and poise that really blows us away – an approach that's fresh, but which feels very familiar too – kind of that blend of modern and deep soul we first heard in Amy Winehouse. There's a hell of a lot of personality on the record – more than enough to really send these songs home strongly, even without the great tight production of the rhythms – and titles include "Casanova", "Enough Now", "I Believe", "Play Me", "Who's That Girl", "Love Of My Life", "Sittin By The Window", and "Love Like This". CD
Alice Russell —
To Dust ... CD TruThoughts (UK), 2013. New Copy ....
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Dusty grooves from Alice Russell – a set that's steeped in heavy soul influences all the way through – from her great vocals on the top, to the tight instrumentation in the middle, to all the heavy drums that keep things kicking on the bottom! The album may well be Russell's tightest outing to day – and a set that's done in close collaboration with Alex Cowan – who really helps move Alice's music forward strongly with some new elements that never appeared in previous outings! There's some cool little twists and turns in the music – slight use of contemporary keys and electronics alongside the live funk elements – blended in nicely, without any sense of gimmick at all – and really helping bridge the space between the deep funk underground where Russell's worked strongly for years, and the bigger soul mainstream she could well dominate in the future. Titles include "Twin Peaks", "I Loved You", Citizens", "To Dust", "Hard & Strong", "For A While", "A To Z", and "Let Go". Features bonus track "Different". CD