If, from time to time, you’ve managed to pull yourself away from the more select soul stations and turned into more “mainstream” stations you might well have come across a lovely, contemporary Brit soul confection from Manchester-based singer-songwriter LUSAINT. Her ‘Fool For You’ has been winning plenty of plays – and little wonder. It ticks plenty of boxes in the same way that the dear Amy Winehouse’s best did. Lusaint says that the song” is about going back to someone you know isn’t good for you but still remains a constant. You become accustomed to their toxicity and assume it as the norm.” But’s it’s the overall sound and the soulful vocal (reminiscent of fellow Mancunian, Mica Millar) that captivates.

‘Fool For You’ is the follow up to the singer/songwriter’s previous ‘Dark Horse’ – a broody ballad that announced the arrival of an intriguing new talent who began her career singing in bars where covers were the order of the day and eventually she began uploading her cover versions  of things like En Vogue’s ‘More Than Friends’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ and Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Games’  onto the internet! Lusaint’s quirky and unique takes on the very familiar ended up being streamed over 20 million times!

Lusaint is  currently preparing the release of a debut EP – ‘self-sabotage’. In the meantime ‘Fool For You’ is available right now via Heavenly Fire. Indeed it’s been out since April and is now gaining real momentum. It comes recommended!