Single Reviews: Fresh British female songs: Jess Glynne, Amelia Lily, Ella Eyre, Pixie Lott, Florrie, Chlöe Howl and Foxes

Ella Eyre

British pop girls ready to take over
We all know there are quite some British female pop singers that have been very successful over the past few years. Think about Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Marina & the Diamonds and of course the likes of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Jessie J and so on. I listed seven pop girls that released a single recently and will try to be the next British sensation. Some of them we have seen before, other are rather new, but all sound fresh and promising!

Jess Glynne – Right Here
Although ‘Right Here’ is her first solo single, Jess Glynne already had quite some success this year. She was the lead vocalist on Clean Bandit’s smash hit ‘Rather Be’ and the successful single ‘My Love’ by Route 94. Her own debut single sounds like something you would expect from her based on the two collaborations. It swings, it is damn catchy and feels like a breath of fresh air. Promising start for a singer with a lot of potential.

Amelia Lily – California
Amelia Lily had quite a tough time in her career after the succes of her fabulous debut single ‘You Bring Me Joy’. Follow ups ‘Shut Up And Give Me Whatever You Got’ and ‘Party Over’ did not bring her and her label the expected successes and so she got dropped. Luckily, Warner believed in her and gave her a new deal. Now she is ready for a fresh start with the new single ‘California’, a very catchy, summery pop track with a slight pop rock feel, that reminds a bit of a somewhat softer version of Kelly Clarkson and P!nk. This sounds perfect for radio and so this should lounge the very talented X Factor singer back into the charts.

Ella Eyre – If I Go
Just like Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre gained fame through a collaboration. She worked with Rudimental on the UK number 1 hit ‘Waiting All Night’ and released a few tracks on her own already as well. This week, her new song ‘If I Go’ dived into the top 10 of the UK iTunes charts and it is safe to say that this could be the beginning of a very interesting career. Ella mixes pop with a retro feel with drum and bass beats and her raw and distinctive vocal style. ‘If I Go’ has got a huge chorus that showcases her exceptionally mature voice (yes, she is only 20 years old) perfectly.

Pixie Lott – Lay Me Down
Out of the girls on this list, Pixie Lott is probably the most established artist. She had an international hit with ‘Mama Do’ and reached the top spot in the British charts again with ‘Boys & Girls’ and ‘All About Tonight’. At the moment, she is preparing the release of her new self titled album on the 4th of August. Judging by first single ‘Nasty’ and promo song ‘Heart Cry’, Pixie goes full on retro pop on this one. ‘Lay Me Down’ continues this trend with a strong retro feel, but at the same time the beats in the track are quite modern. This mix is perfect for her and the video shows she found a good image for herself as well: Sexy, but classy and stylish, but fresh.

Florrie – Little White Lies
Florrie has been working hard in the music industry for quite some years now, which resulted in the release of a few great EP’s. 2014 has been a busy year so far, as she released the Sirens EP a few months ago. With songs like ‘Seashells’ the singer and drummer went down a little more quirky and alternative route. Although it is a good thing that she keeps experimenting, I am glad that she goes back to what she does best with ‘Little White Lies’. An irresistible pop melody, worked out in a great and powerful chorus, underlined by a perfected production. Oh, and how gorgeous does she look in the music video! Welcome back, Florrie!

Chlöe Howl – Disappointed
Chlöe Howl is back with a new single and those of us who already heard of her, know what this means. It is feisty power pop o’clock again! After the flawless trinity consisting of singles ‘No Strings’, ‘Paper Heart’ and ‘Rumour’ she is back with ‘Disappointed’. Luckily, the title does not say anything about the quality of the track, because everything I like about Chlöe is back in this track. She sounds feisty as ever, the chorus is once again powerful, her voice sounds delicious and that accent just tops off everything perfectly. Bring on that album already!

Foxes – Glorious
Foxes is absolutely one of the best pop stars of this year so far. She lounged her debut album Glorious with the great singles ‘Youth’ and ‘Let Go For Tonight’ on it. The record proves she has a lot more to give and basically every song is single worthy. She has decided to release the title track next and this strong pop song with a slight dubstep touch is definitely up to the standard of the rest of her tracks. Especially the climax at the end works out very well. The video once again shows a very stylish and distinctive visual. This girl knows what she wants and she is well on her way to become a very successful pop star. Oh, and ‘Night Owls, Early Birds’ as next single please, thanks!

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