Friday, August 31, 2007

Groovin' To Róisín

Groove Armada should whore themselves out to other artists more frequently. 'Soundboy Rock' was a letdown, but the outstanding track on it clearly was their collab with Mutya Buena, 'Out Of Control (Song 4 Mutya)' (with no help from the horribly dull video). And now, they've teamed up with ex-Moloko-vocalist Roisin Murphy for her second single off the new album 'Overpowered'.

The result is glistening with AMAZINGNESS.

I'm finding it hard to figure out if 'Let Me Know' is better than 'Overpowered' or not, however, one thing is for sure that like the latter, it's getting non-stop rotation on my iPod. She's clearly aiming for a more direct, commercial sound this time and she handles it with such class that she never appears to be selling out.

I haven't been this excited about an electropop album since 'Trip The Light Fantastic', and so far, the marketing campaign has been flawless. Just imagine that cover above on a vinyl sleeve. At this rate, lyrics on the cd booklet is no longer necessary as long as they have a dozen of brilliant pictures of Roisin in ridiculous designer's clothes in random normal places.

The video should be bonkers, too, I assume.

I guess you've heard it all by now, but anyway, for those who's missing out, here's the radio edit of 'Let Me Know':

Let Me Know (Radio Edit)

And as a bonus, a live performance of 'Overpowered':

Overpowered (Live from BBC Radio 1 'Global Gathering' 27.07.07)

And here's her anthemic collab with Boris Dlugosch back in 2001, worth a revisiting.

Boris Dlugosch feat. Roisin Murphy - Never Enough (Radio Edit)

'Overpowered' drops this October in the UK.

There's also a free track called 'Modern Timing' available at her MySpace.

*EDIT: The Joey Negro remixes are quite epic, too.

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