Soul seeker

Friday, 6 November 2009, 12:41 | Category : Good new stuff
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So you already know that Blue Roses is awesome, that Laura Groves has a magical voice, its purity and clarity shaping the greatness of her recent debut album. But you’re also thinking “all this folkiness is all very well, but imagine if she covered a soul song - how weird would that be?” And then she goes and does. Irma Thomas no less. It’s a bold move for the Yorkshire lass, but she pulls it off splendidly. She’s no soul diva for sure, but she can hold her head up high with this version.

mp3: Blue Roses - Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

This track is off the new Does Anyone Love Me Now? EP, which is out in December on Salvia/XL. Laura’s still out on her UK tour, then heads over to the US on 4 December for a support tour with Marcus Foster.

Photo by Danny North.

2 Comments for “Soul seeker”

  1. 1Davros

    Almost - but not quite - genius. A very brave attempt at a staggeringly good soul tune and kudos to Laura for having a crack. Not sure it quite adds up to a perfect whole, but she should be applauded for her ambition.

    Saw her last week and she is something else. I think she could go as far as she wants, she’s such a talent.

  2. 2The Daily Growl

    yeah, true.

    Can’t believe I haven’t seen her yet (well not as Blue Roses anyway). Must remedy that soon. She plays in London tomorrow, but I can’t make it. Damn.

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