Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Girl - The New Ellie Goulding?

I still haven't posted my review of Ellie Goulding's "Lights". For the simple fact that I can't reconcile the bravura production and brilliant songwriting with the diva's lacklustre voice and complete lack of charisma. It's a challenging combination that I just can't seem to get my head around. So what does all this have to do with Sunday Girl? It seems the 21 year old London based pop star is being hailed by critics (and to a lesser extent marketed) as the next Ellie Goulding. There are similarities - they share the same soft electronic palette and both write poetic pop songs - but judging from her debut single, Sunday Girl has a distinctively warm and pretty sound that I actually find more appealing than Ellie's sterile iciness. "Four Floors" is as simple as it is beautiful. I love the rich vein of romanticism than runs through her lyrics, while the crisp production perfectly frames her words. And more importantly, Jade's (her real name) voice has character. She brings a sense of whimsy to "Four Floors" that Ellie could only dream of. There's a touch of Sarah Cracknell about this girl that should endear her to Saint Etienne fans. The video (below) is cheap even by today's standards but effortlessly captures the spirit of the song. Finally a next big thing I can get behind! Check out her Myspace for more details and hunt down the brilliant Russ Chimes remix.

6 comments:

Copito said...

I think there's space in my heart for the two of them.

D'luv said...

I don't dislike Ellie Goulding, but I don't see what the fuss is about. There are a dozen equally-decent artists out there doing the same thing. (i.e. Sunday Girl) I'm predicting she'll (Ellie) be a one-album wonder. Sunday Girl is nice, because I like when she writhes on the floor like she's getting power-jammed by that hot lanky dude in the video.

Oh, right -- the song. It's okay. It could easily grow on me...if that dude in the video came over and played it for me each time.

Me said...

smEllie Goldung is SHITE

rcLoy said...

I hear potential, gonna give it a few spins before making any judgment. What's with all the Ellie hate? Hmmm :/

Daniel said...

Cheryl Cole is better than this...

Anonymous said...

Ooh Goulding hate.
Funny how sides are being taken yet Sunday Girl is supprting Ellie on tour!