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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Love You More

We can't get enough of the Sixties soul revival and the latest to follow in the strutting steps of Amy Winehouse is Liverpool's Candie Payne. Just like Winehouse’s successful appropriation of the classic girl-group Motown sound, so Candi has given us an update on another ‘60’s stalwart: the Dusty torch song.

These tunes have been coated with a Portishead-like blues and prove that the broken-heart is still the prime mover when it comes to hitting those lyrical heights.

Her debut single I Wish I Could Have Loved You More is like Dusty Springfield meet Marlena Shaw in Phil Spector's recording studio. The album with the same name is out on the 21st May, with an underlying eeriness and even loneliness in three minute kitchen-sink dramas reminiscent of classic British cinema or a Smiths' monochrome single sleeve.

MP3: Candie Payne – Why Should I Settle For You (expired)
MP3: Candie Payne – I Could Have Loved You More (expired)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anotehr great post, those songs are fantastic and she could sell a lot of records this year. And while we await new Portishead material it's great to have Candie around!

May 16, 2007 8:49 am


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