A bit of credibility finally! Who am I kidding… but still, Katy B is fairly critically acclaimed isn’t she? I’m not so worried about that but I’d heard good things about her comeback, and I really loved “Broken Record” from the first album.
This is great though, and not what I expected from her, she was a dubstep artist last time we saw her I’m sure. Instead “Crying for no reason” is like subtly synthed-up Emeli Sande song, and it’s far better than that lazy description makes it sound.
I’ve always sort of liked her as an artist but I’ve just never really been into dubstep. She’s got a good voice, I suppose I worried it might be a bit droney for a whole album. It’s not a million miles away from a mix of Keisha & Mutya from Sugababes/MKS, i.e. deep and expressive but not losing the melodic pop vocal side of it. Continue reading