- ARTIST: Celeste
- SONG: Stop This Flame
SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?
If you want an example of the overnight success that took several years, then Celeste is most certainly it. First signed to Lily Allen’s record label almost four years ago, she has now progressed to her first major label deal.
And with her debut album on the way later this year, and a recent BRIT award for ‘Rising Star’ and BBC ‘Sound of…’ accolade to her name, 2020 looks like being the year she breaks through in a big way.
It will be richly deserved if nothing else, for her latest single ‘Stop This Flame’ is an engaging and irresistibly lush slice of neo-soul/R&B, cut from the same cloth as Erykah Badu and Angie Stone.
Sometimes all the hype in the world proves to give an inadequate pay-off, but one strongly suspects that won’t be the case with Celeste. With songs this good she’ll be around for a while yet.
‘Stop This Flame’ is available to stream and download now, and Celeste’s as yet untitled debut album will be released this September, both via Polydor Records. Twitter: @Celeste
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