Always wondered what pop artists themselves listen to whenever they are not on stage or writing new music? It’s time to find out! A Bit of Pop Music brings you Friday’s Five Tunes, a selection of five favourite songs by a current pop artist. This week we learn all about Laura White’s taste in music.
Laura White is a British singer-songwriter who rose to fame ten years ago when she participated in The X Factor UK. She has come a long way since then! The lady with the big soulful voice released music independently before getting into songwriting for others, working with Paloma Faith, Naughty Boy, Sigala, Rudimental and Charles Hamilton. Now she is back performing her own material on brand new single ‘Heartbreaker’, which features a rap by Ms Banks. It is a funky little song that mixes soul with a touch of 90s hiphop and a big old pop chorus! What a tune! In the midst of promoting the new single, Laura found some time to tell us all about five of her favourite tracks.
Burt Bacharach – Alfie (performed by Dionne Warwick)
“The melody and the lyrics are simply everything the heart needs. The lyrics say so much about life – “when you walk let your heart lead the way “. Classic old school songwriting.”
Aretha Franklin – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
“I love Aretha and this song so much… no one sings a song that touches the heart like Aretha does. She truly is the Queen of Soul.”
Jessie Ware – Alone
“I love the honesty in this song and the melody is great!”
Tony Bennett – The Way You Look Tonight
“I always think about how this would be the perfect wedding song… I love Tony, his voice is timeless.”
Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name
“I love the Kanye production on this record. It’s old school ,yet fresh. The concept with a girl in a cafe liking someone who doesn’t notice her is beautiful. I also love the break down section , with her on the telephone asking him for a date. It is just such a well crafted track on all levels.”
Such a beautiful, soulful list Laura! And now let us listen to miss White’s brand new single ‘Heartbreaker’!