1) George Michael – Edith & The King Pin
Gorgeous jazz cover of Joni Mitchell’s 1975 ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ album. George has always produced wonderful covers and this is no exception.
2) Anastacia – Left Outside Alone
Killer pop-rock track released eleven years ago (I know, I can’t quite believe it either!) Co-written by Anastacia with hit songwriters Dallas Austin and Glen Ballard, this was a huge pop hit upon release and remains a brilliant song.
3) Anastacia – You’ll Never Be Alone
Lovely, if slightly slushy, pop ballad by Anastacia. She truly is one of the most underrated pop acts in the world. What a voice!
4) Anastacia – Take This Chance
Uplifting and inspiring new track from Anastacia’s Greatest Hits compilation album. She’s still got it! Awesome song.
5) Carly Rae Jepsen – Tell Me
Carly Rae Jepsen’s debut album did not receive much attention upon release. I only came across it this week and fell in love. It’s different to the stuff she’s become well-known but each song is hugely enjoyable. This is a great acoustic-based ballad.
6) Carly Rae Jepsen – Sunshine on my shoulders
Lovely and relaxing cover of the John Denver track.
7) Carly Rae Jepsen – Worldly Matters
Another acoustic based pop track. The entire album is a hugely enjoyable listen – full of sunny & chirpy pop tracks.
8) Coldplay – Everglow
Classic Coldplay ballad but with greater electro elements. This is a promotional track for the band’s upcoming ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ album.
9) The 1975 – The Sound (Live)
MY GOD THIS IS GOOD.
Catchy as hell. I am SO ready for this next album.
10) The 1975 – Somebody Else (Live)
Cartchy 80’s-esque indie-pop track comprised of broken vocal samples, funky bass lines and slamming percussion. The 1975 at their best and a teasing insight into how the new album is going to sound.