Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Anne-Marie - New Waves
In the UK it seems that if you have even half an inclination to have a chart-topping solo pop career the simplest way to do it is to get a leg up by having your vocals on either a Disclosure or Rudimental track. Sam Smith, AlunaGeorge, John Newman, Ella Eyre and Emeli Sande are just some of squad Dismental after all. Now we’re wondering if Anne-Marie will be the next wonderkid to climb the pop ladder in the same way?
With four guest vocal spots on the latest Rudimental record, plus a stint doing backing vocals for Magnetic Man and her Karate EP released earlier this year, Anne-Marie already comes with some pedigree, but where she’s really stepped up her pop game is with new tune Boy. Like a soulful Lily Allen singing over a classic Janet Jackson track (what an album 1986’s Control was – wasn’t it?), Boy clatters along with all sorts of funk and instrumental hooks that will probably have you slinking over to the dancefloor, hips swinging, ready to pull, which is kind of appropriate given the lyrics of the song, which finds Anne-Marie giving her take on dating.
One to Watch for 2016? Almost certainly. Maybe even before. Boy is 100% pleasure principle pop.
Anne-Marie plays the Oslo venue in London tomorrow and it’s already sold out.
Anne-Marie - Boy