Warning, things are about to get hot and heavy up in here. Seriously, this video has multiple couples literally “latching” on to each other ushered by new comer and collaborator Sam Smith’s silky vocals perfectly capturing that feeling of the first time you fall head over heels in love with someone. In the way that you can’t keep your hands off each other and can’t wait to get them home alone. Oh man, that is the best!
Anyone that looks like that and sings like this has something good going for themselves. The song above is simple, haunting and emotionally charged. I bet she is a great performer. If you’re in to Lykee Li then Kyla will be your home girl too.
Ms. La Grange is from the UK but until now has never popped up on my radar. Thankfully, the crew over at Mostly Junkfood is on their game. Below, is another song from this lovely lady called, “Walk Through Walls” it’s a little less poppy, more instrumental, not as dark, but still delicious.
King Charles: New Favorite Import From Across the Pond
I’m not sure what to say about this guy. His image bohemian and eccentric evokes thoughts of Chris Robinson or Alexander, the lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. We can say on thing for sure though. He is NOT the doppelganger of the true King Charles, far from it.
In “Love Lust” he sings, “Lust only grows like beauty and revenge, all beauty comes and goes, but love stays until the end.” Poet? I think so. Most of his songs have that folky rock poetic Dylanesque style to them. Sometimes a little British psycheldelic rock slips in there too. Take a listen to my two favorite songs “Love Lust” (on myspace) and “Time of Eternity.”
A Kiss With a Fist is Better Than None? In Florence’s case YES!
British singer Florence Welch, who goes by the name Florence and the Machine was discovered piss drunk belting out songs in the bathroom of a London club. Rumor has it she was singing “Amazing Grace” but who really knows. I also heard she has been known to frequent the dingy dive Mars Bar when in Manhattan, but enough of the rumor mill.
What isn’t a rumor is the emotion this songstress evokes when you listen to her music. I’m a huge Annie Lennox fan, “Diva” being a favorite album in my collection. Florence reminds me of a cross between Annie Lennox and Kate Bush with a hard rock edge, but trust me she has a style and personality all her own.