After the release of her latest singleUntil You’re Gone, Alexa Goddard is back with a brand new release titled Run Away.
Another beautiful melody, with wonderful harmonies, Run Away talks about missing a lover and wishing you could run away to be with them. The acoustic sound of the track lends a very chilled out vibe and you instantly find yourself singing along to the chorus. It has definitely become a new favourite of mine! I love how Alexa is elaborating on her sound with each release while still singing in her preferred style.
I hadn’t intended to post anything else this year, but this particular song kept growing on me so much so that I felt compelled to share it here, as it definitely needs to have more recognition. The song is the pianoforte version of singer Rick Astley’s super hit song Never Gonna Give You Up.
If like me, you are old enough to remember the original version of Never Gonna Give You Up, you will know that the song released during the 80’s and was a very romantic, upbeat (almost party) number. The brand new pianoforte version is, however, a much more laid back, mature version of the song yet somehow Rick’s vocals have managed to not just stay the same, but sound even better over time.
This week’s New Music Monday features my review of the latest release from my artist discovery of 2019 Jack Savoretti.
Jack has released a Christmas song for the very first time and the song is called Christmas Morning. As he has explained at the Magic at Christmas concert, the story of the song is dedicated to his children and all children who enjoy Christmas time. He did forget to tell us just how emotional the song is for anyone who dearly loves their parents.
Christmas Morning is definitely one of those songs that leave you with a lump in your throat and I remember feeling like that the very first time I heard it. It has a beautiful lilting, melody and Jack sings with such emotion that carries the song until its end. I was fortunate enough to see Jack perform the song for the very first time at the Magic at Christmas concert in November.
This week’s New Music Monday features my review of the brand new single from Westlife, My Blood. This single is the fourth release from their soon to be released album Spectrum and has also been written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac.
The song opens with Shane’s recogniseable vocals, although I feel he has sung in a slightly different style then his normal. Mark gets to sing the second verse of the song and does a wonderful job as always. My only main criticism with the song, is that as it is dedicated to their children, I feel it should have been longer than just 3 minutes and Nicky and Kian should also have been given a few lines to sing.
Well, there’s a headline I didn’t think I would be writing! While the latest release from my favourite artist discovery of 2019, Jack Savoretti is Greatest Mistake, Jack has recently released the music video to his collaboration with international artist Mika, Youth and Love. Popular and celebrated actor David Bradley features in this music video.
Youth and Love (original)
The track Youth and Love originally features on Jack’s gold, number one UK album Singing to Strangers and is definitely a song of the summer. More recently Jack revealed that he had collaborated with singer Mika who turns the collab onto a french affair, which you can listen to below.
I am so very excited for this week’s New Music Monday as it features music from two of my utmost favourite artists Simply Red and Jack Savoretti.
Jack Savoretti has embarked on his Singing to Strangerstour this year, and while he is currently on a break, his tour will resume in Autumn until the rest of the year. If you are considering attending one of his shows (which you really should be!), you might enjoy reading my concert review of seeing Jack perform earlier in the year at Wembley Arena. After the release of the summer anthem Youth and Love from the Singing to Strangers album (a newer version of the song featured additional vocals from Italian artist Mika), Jack has now released a brand new version of Greatest Mistake.
New music Monday is back with the latest release from Westlife which is Dynamite, the third single to release from their forthcoming album Spectrum.
Dynamite is yet another awesome Westlife and Ed Sheeran collaboration and is of course, a romantic themed song, not as upbeat as Hello My Love considering the title, but equally as romantic. The song features Shane and Mark primarily on the vocals along with Nicky and Kian, and just when you thought they had forgotten about it, right before the song is about to end, comes the infamous key change that features in nearly all of Westlife’s songs.
As Jack Savoretti is my artist of the month, this week’s new music Monday features 2 more of his recent uploads: a stunning, live performance of the truest ballad of forgiveness Things I Thought I’d Never Do from Singing to Strangers, and then behind the scenes footage of the making of the number one album.