Britain’s newest soul siren Rebecca Ferguson has done pretty well for herself with this here debut single. ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ goes down like a nice, warm cup of chamomile tea – pleasant, soothing, and inoffensive enough to share with the whole family.
I’m gonna go ahead and say that Rebecca’s voice is truly one in a million. She was teeming with undeniable raw potential from the minute we clocked her audition on last year’s UK X Factor and thank Christ, she won enough public support to wind up as the series’ runner-up. A future as a recording superstar was undeniable for the young single mama but in a market already so packed with soul chanteuses like Adele, Rumer and Paloma Faith – where would Rebecca fit in?
‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ thankfully pitches her in a delightful Gabrielle-meets-Corinne Bailey Rae direction. The song’s nostalgic and earthy tones – with organ riffs swirling in the background – complements Rebecca’s vocals to a tee. ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ is written by Eg White, who has written gems like Will Young‘s ‘Leave Right Now’, Adele‘s ‘Chasing Pavements’and Duffy‘s ‘Warwick Avenue’, and there are some choice romantic lines that you can imagine soundtracking a Colin Firth rom com.
“No money, no house, no car can beat love…”
Take a listen to ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’:
Rebecca Ferguson will release ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ on 27 November, a week before the album arrives in the UK.