Feb 2013 19

Newcastle’s Lulu James returns with ‘Closer’, a funky new single that sees her flexing her power-house vocals over a delicious electronic-disco-soul beat. ‘Closer’ balances the right mix of the contemporary and the nostalgic and in turn makes for an exciting new offering. Soul music (in general) has been in a state of stagnancy over the past few years so it’s good to hear artists like Lulu doing something interesting with it.