Friday, November 28, 2014

Indiana: Only The Lonely

Nottingham songstress Indiana has been one of this year's slow-burning successes.

Her pulsating, bubbling single Solo Dancing plonked onto the chart at number 14 in April, but its profile has risen ever since. Describing it as "the year's most hypnotic pop record," Time Magazine recently named it one of their top 25 songs of 2014.

The follow-up, Heart On Fire, was a similarly despondent dose of downbeat disco, which admirably held its own amongst the more screechy elements of Radio 1's playlist.

Even US industry "bible" (magazine) Billboard has gotten all moist over the 27-year-old singer, calling her "your new favourite pop artist", praising her menacing, minimalist take on chart pop.

The public hasn't quite caught up with the critics yet - Heart On Fire failed to chart in the UK - but her debut album, No Romeo, is shaping up to be an excellent piece of work.

If you need convincing, check out her next single, Only The Lonely, whose sense of quiet despair is a perfect soundtrack to those long winter nights.

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