Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Song of the Day: "Samson"

Previously on the Rebel Agenda we were including VV Brown in the post-Amy Winehouse rush by record labels to have a retro R&B girl singer (see also: Adele, Duffy). Eric made the possibly valid/probably racist comment that it's more impressive if the singer who sounds black isn't actually black.

Her follow-up album, Lollipops & Politics, was scheduled for release early last year and hit a delay that smells a lot like the A&R guy at her label telling her it wasn't commercial and needed more hits.

Then she announced she was pulling the album and this year she self-released Samson & Delilah, a moody, complex and rich album far more sophisticated than one (meaning me) might have expected based the last album (not the one that she yanked). I bought a copy today based on this summary: Grace Jones meets Kate Bush. I'll let you know.

Song: "Samson"
Artist: VV Brown

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