SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR YOUNG BLOOD (Single, Douglas Valentine) @@@@
Well yes, been a fan of Ms Bextor since way back when she killed it on the dance floor, but did not expect this. Not at all. On paper, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt seems not only far-fetched, but also bit, yes, weird. In my mind, her chilling and clear vocals belongs under a mirror ball together with Heartbreak and Bittersweetness, But here we are and for some ever reason, this isn’t far-fetched at all. The first single, from her fifth new album Wanderlust, released in late November, Young blood, with its romantic and teary-eyed longing melts my heart. The blending of Harcourts dramatic melancholia and Ellis Bextors coolness is quite close to perfection in this mesmerising track.