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.
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.