This has been some time coming, but it’s worth the wait. Back in February 2014 we introduced Eloise Keating, an unsigned singer songwriter who hails from just outside Portsmouth, who at the age of just 17 produced a staggeringly good piece of music inspired by F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. That song was Be My Ghost (The Green Light) and ever since then we’ve been patiently waiting for Eloise to release further material. In that time there’s been just a handful of gigs, played with the prettiest of guitars, including slots at last year’s Camden Crawl plus Portsmouth's Victorious Festival then in 2015 she has supported Indiana and played alongside another south coast rising hopeful and Breaking More Waves approved Jerry Williams. However, today, finally, there’s a new song.
Working Late, lives up to expectations. Recalling the gentle twangy atmospherics of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game (which Eloise has covered live - as well as a rather fantastic take on Hey Ya by Outkast) the song smoulders with its ‘I love him’ coos and elegant electronic production. Alongside Be My Ghost (The Green Light) it marks Keating out as not just a talent with much promise, but one that is already beginning to fulfil it. Let’s just hope she doesn’t wait another 15 months before her next release. We suspect that’s highly unlikely this time though.
Eloise Keating - Working Late