Tuesday 28th January, 2014
“Let Me Be”, out now, is the second official single from Harleighblu’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Forget Me Not’, which dropped in October and has seen the Nottingham based singer acknowledged as one of the most promising young stars of UK music, for her distinctive vocal charisma and deep, catchy hip hop-infused soul songs.
“Let Me Be” is an irresistible slice of soulful and edgy pop that sees Harleighblu begging to be set free from the pernicious charms of an exhausting relationship, giving her absolute all in a vocal performance brimming with honest emotion that shows every facet of her extraordinary singing style; the bittersweet, freestyle caramel tones and girlish harmonies of the verse interchanging with a strident and unshakeable chorus. A stunning video will launch soon.
Alongside the lead cut, this single boasts new music with two fresh and contrasting remixes of tracks from the LP. “This Way (Astro Raw Remix)” brings a cutting edge, psychedelic leftfield R&B slant to a soaring, shimmering love song; the NYC based producer, half of hotly-tipped duo Lion Babe along with Jillian Hervey, displays the talent that has gained major label interest, over half a million YouTube hits and fans including Solange Knowles. Next comes a bumping, building dancefloor rework of “Love Like This” from Tru Thoughts label-mate Titeknots, whose genre mashing take on house music has recently graced the sets of Nightmares On Wax (Warp), Sinden and Nemone; if you’ve yet to check him out, the killer breakdown in this heavily layered remix tells you what all the fuss is about.