I stumbled upon the latest work from this amazing songstress yesterday. At which point I questioned the emphatic reviews that repeatedly declared she just might be the next Adele. Well, that was 24 hours ago and I've played this song that many times at least and now I'm ready to agree.
While there are many similarities, she's young, she's British, she's soulful and she can knock those big notes out of the park, I think it's the heart wrenching lyrics that warrant the comparisons. If Adele's Someone Like You makes your heart ache, these lyrics might break it wide open.
You broke me
And taught me
To truly hate myself
And teach me
How to be like somebody else
Not to place all the emphasis on this one song as the entire album, Is Your Love Big Enough, is a powerhouse of a debut. The duet with Willy Mason, No Room For Doubt, is as hauntingly beautiful as it was the last time I blogged about it and Scott Matthews' Elusive is downright addictive.
It's out today and I recommend the Deluxe Edition that includes several "Solo in Paris" selections. I mean what's not to like about imagining hearing this voice soar in The City of Lights?