Since the demise of dear Floetry, MARSHA AMBROSIUS has gone from strength to strength. Lashings of great solo efforts, plenty of pleasing collaborations and a raft of Grammy nominations have kept Ms A very busy.

Right now she’s polishing her upcoming album – and as a taster, the first single has become available – ‘Old Times’. Produced by DJ Camper (Tamar Braxton, Ledisi, Nicki Minaj), it offers a totally contemporary sound but there’s a feel of classic 60s soul about it too. Maybe it’s the passion and/or Marsha’s fragile vocal delivery but it has an odd, ethereal magic about it. The video, with its symbolic imagery of violence against African-Americans by those in authority is intriguing too.