Top UK soulstress NATASHA WATTS is all set to release a new album…. ‘2nd Time Around’, a logical title to follow up her debut eponymous LP. Released on Sed Soul, it will come as no surprise to you to learn that production is in the hands of one half of Cool Million – Rob Hardt. On the new set Mr. H gets assistance from a few more A list soul producers… Richard Earnshaw and Dan Goldman … and with a team like that at the controls once again you won’t be surprised to learn that the music is bright, breezy, contemporary soul with a decided retro twist.
From the few tracks leaked out already we can tell you that ‘Love Who You Are’ is the killer modern room floor filler… cool and sophisticated, think classic Drizabone with a touch of Koffee Brown and garnish of Keni Burke… yes. it’s good!
‘Insatiable’ is a tad more complex and profits from input from dear old Omar, while ‘Waited’ sound like another winner – great vocal working alongside a weaving sax line.