I’m a little ashamed of myself for not spotting the talents of London singer/songwriter Sinead Harnett sooner. She’s been knocking around since 2013, releasing her own cuts like the gorgeous ‘Got Me’ and ‘No Other Way’, as well as making an appearance on Disclosure’s Settle on the understated ‘Boiling’ and Rudimental’s Home on the escalating ‘Hide’. She’s been penned as the ‘experimental Adele’, but honestly I don’t hear much vocal similarity and let’s leave Adele as Adele. I hear echoes of Jessie Ware, the stripped and throbbing R&B inspired beats merged with a James Blake-esque electronic experimentalism.
Her voice hums with raw emotion and this is conveyed perfectly on new single ‘She Ain’t Me’. You’d be forgiven for presuming this would be a run of the mill R&B assault on the upper echelons of the charts, but actually its reserved production and haunting vocal echo make this one of the most exciting tracks I’ve heard in 2015. I can only imagine when an album does surface that it will be glorious.
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