- ARTIST: Craig David
- SONG: Heartline
SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?
He makes it look easy, doesn’t he? Winner of our Comeback award in last year’s end of year prizes on this here blog, pop’s very own Phoenix from the flames, Craig David, has had another stellar year by all accounts, touring to mass acclaim – and also storming the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury in what was one of the defining sets of that year’s edition of the legendary festival.
But he’s equally not been resting on his laurels where new music is concerned, and now, here he is again with the first single off his forthcoming new album “The Time is Now”, the follow up to last year’s chart topping comeback album “Following My Intuition”.
“Heartline” continues what has been a blinding run of hits since his return, all hiccupy, technicolour beats and a chorus that’s just as addictive. A pleasing mix of what made him such an appealing talent all those years ago when the “Born to Do It” album was released, but bringing his sound up to date whilst at the same time not sounding like it’s chasing after any particular bandwagon.
If I’m a betting man, I’d say that this is going to prove once and for all why Craig’s recent renaissance in fortunes are no flash in the pan. If anything, it’ll prove that talent and knowing how to deliver a banger always wins out. And you can’t ask fairer than that.
“Heartline” is available to stream and download now, and Craig’s new album “The Time is Now” is scheduled for release on 26th January 2018, both via Sony/Insanity. Twitter: @CraigDavid
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