Thursday, 10 May 2012
Call me definitely.
What a cheesy title.
I, along with the rest of the UK (other countries; look at the men we have here), have spent the entirety of this week listening to LITERALLY NOTHING BUT this. When I heard that Ben Howard was to be covering one of the very best songs 2012 has come up with so far, I knew I'd go mental for it. But never, never in a million years, did I anticipate such perfection.
I mean, let's be real, the original is brilliant simply because it is such utter crap. Ben Howard - singer, musician and writer of debut album Every Kingdom which just happens to be musical genius - turned this teeny pop hit into something eerie, gorgeous and, well, credible. Whether Ben, himself, spent the majority of the song unable to keep a straight face or not.
But let's get to what's important shall we? Before I digress too far into getting all music-critic on your ass. Ben Howard is sexy, and it's been a long time since I've been quite so attracted to a male celebrity (the Shayne Ward days) (female celebrities I am attracted to daily). Fast forward to 1.20 and I defy you not to physically shiver with pleasure, butterfly-city. Every female I know and Byron (gay) went crazy for him on Twitter. And rightly so.
I'm going to stop now.
The only other time I've been this excited by a Radio 1 Live Lounge performance was when Ellie did this.
Posted by Claire Maxwell at 15:39