It’s been a long time (over four years to be precise) since ALICE RUSSELL last graced us with an album. That was the lovely ‘Pot Of Gold’ but the news is that the uncrowned Queen Of Brit Soul will release a brand new set (‘To Dust’ is the tentative title, the label’s Tru Thoughts) in February 2013.

The album is preceded by a fab new single – the rumbling, broody, organic ‘Heartbreaker’ (no –not the DIONNE WARWICK song!) ALICE’S ‘Heartbreaker’ is thoroughly contemporary but in the original mix at any rate its roots are deep in vintage soul. The other mixes are more eclectic. FALTY DL’S tweak is heavily electronic with a hint of reggae about its beats while the YAKINE REMIX is faster but not too furious. For those who just want to enjoy the purity of Ms R’s voice without the gimmicks, there’s also an acoustic live version which really does crank up the dramatic effect.


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