Now that’s a striking cover. She looks a bit Dita Von Teese there, doesn’t she?
Clare Maguire is definitely one of 2011’s pop hopefuls and her new single, “The Last Dance”, is a belter. It’s actually an ode to Michael Jackson, and has a pretty nice video, too. Chase & Status has done the token dubstep remix, giving it the night-time treatment with some lovely harpy bits.
She lent them back her pipes on “Midnight Caller”, a track from their album “No More Idols”. How awfully nice of her!
Clare also did a beautiful cover of Antony & The Johnsons’ “Hope There’s Someone”, which you can stream/download below.
Her debut album, “Light After Dark”, drops Feb 28 in the UK. It has the potential to be quite amazing. But of course I haven’t heard it yet so don’t take my words. Watch this space etc.
To sum it up, hot artwork, nice remix/cover, new album soon. Hurrah for journalism.
She’s Irish, has that Stevie-Nicks-esque vocal prowess, and big tunes to match. Her debut single, “Ain’t Nobody”, sounds like standing in the middle of windy moors with arms outstretched gripping the air. She’s for sure not afraid of using her lungs to their full capacity. For a song this intense, the Sam-Brown-directed video is suitably epic. It’s so striking and spectacular, like a Storm Thorgerson album cover come to life. It’s quite impressive that the label seems to be pulling all the stops to launch her properly. I bet there are even bigger tunes, just waiting to be unleashed. Watch out for her, she is clearly going after Florence’s epic pie. But seriously, though, watch the video!
There’s also a dubstep Breakage remix of this floating around. Below, you can grab a version of another track, “Strangest Thing”, remixed by famous production team Bloodshy & Avant.
“Ain’t Nobody” is out now in the UK. She has been signed in the US, so a release over here is guaranteed.