Monday, 18 April 2016

SCARLET BAXTER – SINGLE REVIEW

Scarlet Baxter – Dancing All Night 
Scarlet Baxter - Dancing All Night


Release Date: Out Now

There is a whole lot that makes me want to dislike this new single from London vocalist Scarlet Baxter. Firstly, I’m not really a fan of the current use of R’n’B (rhythm and blues is fine but this ain’t rhythm and blues) and the connections to Busted, Westlife, Sandi Thom and Chris Brown quoted in the press release don’t help much either. But then she’s supported the likes of Chic, Bombay Bicycle Club and Hot Chop so something has to be going on here – I’m going to put my prejudices to one side and give this a listen. ‘Dancing All Night’ is sleek, sophisticated and sultry pop with an LA vibe running throughout all the skittish beats and mainstream pop melodies. Baxter’s voice is seductive in a confident way that suggests she has an experienced head on her young shoulders – this lady knows how to put in a performance. I’m not saying that Scarlet Baxter is here to revolutionise pop music or save the day but it is refreshing to have a UK artist standing shoulder to shoulder with the US heavyweights in terms of style and cool. More to come I suspect, definitely worth an outside bet.


Live Dates:

20th April – Lockside Lounge, London
21st April – O2 Academy, London
28th May – Surya, London

14th August – Party At The Palace, Linlithgow

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