Apparently, the main melody of the Cure’s, “Close To Me” is all the rage in UK. Two artists set to release the famed melody in their own compositions are Thomas Jules and Lady Sovereign. I personally, am leaning toward Lady Sovereign’s use of the melody. What do you all think?
Lady Sovereign – So Human
This track is taken from her sophomore album, “Jigsaw” which is set to release on April 6th. BTW: You can also get another track off her upcoming album for free by visiting her myspace page here.
Thomas Jules – Get Close To Me
Thomas Jules is a soul singer/rapper from Brighton.
Ok, so I’ve found my favorite album thus far of 2008, its Kelley Polar’s sophomore effort entitled, “I Need You to Hold on While The Sky is Falling“, which is scheduled for release March 3, 2008.
Not only is the album drenched in 80’s nostalgia such as Analog synths, appregiated synth cords, and beautiful DX-7 pad sounds, but true to the 80’s era of albums, this albums begs to be listened to from start to finish. This is such a breath of fresh air from modern releases that sound more like a collection of singles that are just thrown together for the sake of releasing an album. Album boarders at times as synthpop, other times gets nearer to an 80’s Prince-esque sound, and yet at other times gets closers to that New Romantic sound of ABC and Thompson Twins.
This track in particular is more inline with classic Human League sound meets Thompson Twins groove.
Related Post: A cut from Kelley Pollar’s first album: Ashamed of Myself
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Influenced by all things 80’s, Manzur Iqbal from Manchester UK has set out to recreate 80’s themes with a twist. Part DaftPunk, part Justice, and part pop you’ll get 80’s imagery with no problem here.
Futurecop! – Transformers