Friday, 1 January 2016

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue #12

 Child's abandoned welly, Stockport
Kirsty MacColl's 'Free World' seems a good tune and good attitude to approach 2016 with. It has a grittiness and barely contained anger to it that feels apt at the moment, and like a lot of Kirsty's songs, it is timeless.

There's a restlessness to Georgia's 'Kombine' as well, and an almost pent up anger that sits well with the glitchy, stop start, sample-y music. I really hope she does well in 2016.

Santigold's 'The Keepers' is probably not the only song to borrow the distinctive drum patterns from Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' (indeed, Florence + The Machine's 'Spectrum' also features drums that sound as though they owe a slight debt to 'Running Up That Hill') but, as with 'Oh Superman', the source material is utterly transformed, leading to one of the strongest singles from Master Of My Make Believe. New album soon please.

We end today with Zohara and 'Lost', a song I took a lot of comfort from post General Election in May. 

Image of child's abandoned welly, Stockport, by Cazz Blase. Copyright Cazz Blase, all rights reserved.

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