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Losing Your Equilibrium

It feels strange writing one of these things again. The last time I opened up with a personal post was a while back and even then, I probably only scratched the surface with a quote. Funnily enough a topic of conversation that many of my fellow mid-20s friends and I speak about is balance and […]

3 UK Female Singers To Look Out For

posted by on 22/06/2011

The UK music scene just seems to be getting better and better as time goes on. The talent from new artists just keeps on giving and there are no signs of this stopping anytime soon. There are some new ladies on the block such as Jessie J, Yasmin and Katy B who have all enjoyed success over the last year. However none of those 3 ladies need an introduction as the rise of each has been well documented. Instead I’ll focus my attention on 3 UK female singers I am tipping for mainstream success in the coming year. I thought I would just write briefly onr all three and add some of their music with the intention of interviewing all three individually in order to get to know each artist better.

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Emelie Sandé – Facebook | Twitter

The first artist is Emeli Sandé who is originally from Scotland. You may not know the name or the face but Emeli already boasts two top 10 UK hits. The first of these coming in 2009 on Chimpunk’s ‘Diamond Rings’ which peaked at number 6 on the official top 40. In 2010  Emeli was back in the top 10 again, this time with Wiley on the track ‘Never Be Your Woman’ which reached the number 8 spot. Now though the singer is after her 3rd top ten track all on her own with new single ‘Heaven’ which is released on the 14th of August.

On new single ‘Heaven‘ the young singer delivers great vocals and in my opinion it’s a contender for British single of the year. The press release describes the songs as having ‘lavish strings, bombastic horns and trip hop beats’. It’s this along with Emeli’s brilliant vocals that will have you reaching for the repeat button.

The singer is not just content with singing though as can be seen from her song writing resume which includes artists such as Naughty Boy, Magnetic Man, Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Cheryl Cole and Alesha Dixon to name just a few.

I’m lucky enough to have quite a few of Emeli’s songs in my iTunes and I would recommend looking out for ‘Maybe’, ‘Easier In Bed’, ‘Clown’ and ‘I Do You’. Listen to new single ‘Heaven’ below.

Lianne La Havas – Facebook | Twitter

Liane La Havas describes herself on her Facebook page as “Nothing like Corinne Bailey Rae or Andreya Triana – But we all have similar hair.” It was on my 23rd birthday in April of this year that I first became aware of the Hackney based artist. I was at St Giles Church where I was watching Marques Toliver in concert. I had no idea she would be performing nor had I heard of the singer prior to the event, however once she started performing the hairs on my arms began to stand up, reminiscent to Cheryl Cole’s reaction to Alexandra Burke’s audition on the X-Factor back in 2008, I had goosebumps.

Her voice reminds me of singers of the past and nothing like what we are used to in the mainstream nowadays. It’s a voice I could listen to all day and one I will not stop praising. Lianne’s sound is a mixture of jazz, folk and soul and I hope this is the route she continues to go down when releasing her album off Warner Brothers Records.

Oh and did I mention she also writes her own songs as well as plays both a violin and a guitar. Check out her black cab session below

Sinead Harnett – Twitter

Finally we have Sinead Harnett who I only became aware of less than 2 weeks ago when a director and editor was showing me his latest music video. Before even commenting on his video my first question was who the singer was and how could I get in contact? I had the video on repeat for a while as Sinead’s angelic and soulful voice had me in trance like state. I contacted the singer via Twitter to find out more about her and to my surprise unlike the other two singers mentioned before her who are signed to EMI and Warner Brothers respectively, Sinead is unsigned. I sent out a few emails to try and adress this problem as I saw it criminal for her not to be signed.

In all honesty Sinead probably won’t have to worry about not being singed for too long as she is set to be featured on an up and coming Wiley track as when he took to Twitter asking fans to request a female singer it was Sinead that caught his attention.

Below is the video that had me in my trance like state, see if it does the same to you.