Sometime Heatwave lead singer, DONOVAN BLACKWOOD impressed all comers with his lovely ‘Never Gonna Let You Go’ and ‘All My Life’ from last year. The in-demand Donovan, fresh from work with the British Collective, is now set to release a new single that couples ‘Everybody But Me’ with ‘Break My Back’. ‘Break….’ was previously available on Donovan’s 5 track EP. In fairness neither song is as immediately impressive as ‘Never Gonna Let You Go’ but they repay continued plays.
‘Everybody But Me’ is an insistent groove that rides in over a bubbling bass line; ‘Break My Back’ is tougher… ponderous even , but on both the Brit soul quotient is high.
Right now Mr B is getting ready to support Shalamar and Hot Chocolate on tour while he also has a cameo role in Steven Spielberg’s new movie ‘Ready Player One’. Donovan plays a gospel singer….. excellent casting!