Special Sunday bonus today! From Ghana! Three tracks by the glorious Ruby Amanfu. Ghana has lived most of her life in Tennessee but dont expect country slicks from this popstar. I cannot stress how good she is! Shes only ever had 1 single but due to problems with her record company it didnt go anywhere. She'd already left the record company by the time her debut single was getting promotion on MTV. There was no promotion not because of the usual suspects/reasons but for the fact she was back in the U.S working on new projects.
Its a shame because her album is one the strongest recorded in recent years. Thankfully shes still working at it and 2006 could be her year. For more information please check www.soaddictive.co.uk
Now a break down of the songs:
Know You Better – This starts off like Kiss Kiss but then slides into something you've probably not heard that often. It takes some time to really kick off but once it hits the chorus theres no looking back. But give it time, it takes ages before the chorus comes in and you might think its actually quite normal first time hearing...that will change. This track is very subtle in its lure.
Chocolate Pie: Also don't judge this on the first few seconds of the track. As a big fan of chocolate pie, cakes, cream..anything chocolate I was quite naturally attracted to this song. Could this track be about Keisha of the Sugababes? For sure there are many ladies called Keisha in the world but we'd like to imagine it is! So there! Its a real singalong song and all about chocolate. What more could you ask for?.....
Sugah – Another pop song from Ruby about confectionary! The girl loves her sweets. And so do we. This is the single that never happened. This has a sweeping strings assortment that is dead lush! The melody eventually creeps onto your brain like those pink candi floss things you'd consume when the circus came to town. We love it for the lyric "just the smell of you as got me going back to school". For me that smell is Lynx airspray.
Posted by Robpop at Sunday, January 22, 2006