Cover Drive – Twilight (Live)
Recently Cover Drive played one of their first ever UK shows at London urban night I Luv Live and the audience were treated to a performance of the band’s new single Twilight. The performance is now online here to watch. Amanda is a great frontwoman but being part of a band helps set her apart from the many female urban-pop soloists trying to be the next Rihanna. Twilight has a catchy chorus but as a whole isn’t as strong as their debut single Lick Ya Down, so I think they’ll have a hard time recreating its top 10 chart success, but I hope they achieve enough to at least get their album released. With great writers such as Wayne Hector, Steve Mac, Ina Wroldsen and Future Cut involved, there’s bound to be some great pop songs on there.
Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come (Listen)
This is the track approved by Amy’s family to be released as the first single from the new album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a compilation of unreleased or little-known songs Amy worked on during her music career. Our Day Will Come is a cover of a 1960s hit by a band called Ruby & the Romantics, and was recorded by Amy back in 2002. It’s great to hear her vocals at their best, but sad to think of what was ahead for Amy when this recording took place. I’ve always liked Amy’s music but was nowhere near her no.1 fan, so I would feel a fraud to pretend I was now she’s dead, but I think this is a great choice of song to release. With proceeds going to the charity set up in Amy’s name for young addicts, the Lioness album is sure to be a huge seller this Christmas – maybe it will even stop Adele from getting the Christmas album no.1!