Sunday, 9 February 2014

What to expect from Little Red- Katy B New album out 10/2/2014

I've always been into Katy B. There's no denying this girl can sing, and I love her edgy, urban style of music and laid-back fashion sense. She impressed me with her debut album 'On a Mission', and is also responsible for one of my favorite summer smashes of last year- 'Aaliyah' from the 'Danger' EP. I have been excited about hearing her second album for a while now, though as the release date slowly approached I found I didn't know what to expect this time around as Katy released 'What Love Is Made Of' and threw me off course. It was totally different to anything I'd heard from her before, and I hoped she wasn't changing her musical style too much.

'Little Red' is availlable to buy from tomorrow and I can exclusively reveal it was worth the wait. The album paints a perfect picture of how Katy has evolved and grown as an artist, exploring different styles of music such as dance and ballads, whilst keeping her funky house, rave and dubstep roots at the soul of each song. 'Little Red' has emotions running through it from the first track to the last, and we see Katy open up in a way she never has before. The subject matter is deeper and the focus of the album is love and feelings, rather than clubbing. 

While 'On A Mission' was mostly upbeat, a collection of funky floor fillers and feel-good anthems, 'Little Red' is a little dark in some parts, more lyrically intense than its predecessor, with a chilling- yet chilled out sound. If you like the sound of that, you will love the sound of 'Sapphire Blue', 'Emotions' and 'Tumbling Down'. 

For a reminder of Katy's trademark edgy dance/pop sound, skip straight to '5 AM' , 'Next Thing' or 'I Like You', which will stay in your head for days thanks to its catchy chorus! 

'Little Red' is well sung and well produced. It's easy to love from and will have you hooked from the first listen. There's not so many club smashes on this but I think that may be the point- Katy is growing up and wants the world to know it.