Wednesday, 5 February 2014

New Album: KATY B - Little Red

It's been 3 years since the release of debut album, KATY B returns and she's still on a mission to bring her brand of dance music to the masses.

A lot has changed in the world of dance in that time, with the emergence of EDM as dominant force on the charts and yet somehow KATY's music seems to take a different approach and edge to much of the Euro house around today.

'Little Red' is a collection of 12 more gems (or 17 on the deluxe version) that sees the Peckham girl's love of the club scene grow and mature.

As with the best known tracks from her first set there is a strong narrative to her songwriting, the album's debut single '5 am' showed this as does the latest hit (her most successful charting single to date) the powerful 'Crying For No Reason'.

As we have come to expected from any album these days there are also the collaborations, these include rising star SAMPHA lending his soulful tones to 'Play' as well as the inclusion of 'Aaliyah', the massive underground hit duet with JESSIE WARE produced by GEENEUS (who is also responsible for much of the album) that previously featured on her 2012 'Danger' EP

Elsewhere there are other moments pure quality from the Drum & Bass fueled 'Emotions', the sensual 'Saphire Blue' and even the more down tempo tracks like 'Tumblin' Down' and closing power ballad-esque 'Still

KATY B recently performed many of the tracks live for the first time headlining MTV's Brand New gig

The only disappointment is the mysterious absence of 2013 single 'What Love Is Made Of' and personally I would have liked to have seem the inclusion of 'CFNR' in it's stripped down piano version as performed live.

Overall this is a very strong collection that sees the Queen of UK dance retain her seemingly unassailable crown.

'Little Red' is released on 10th Feb and you can pre-order now here or Deluxe

Check out the album sampler below

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