Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Tatiana - Been A Fool
It's been a long time since we had a properly decent James Bond theme. And while Polish star Tatiana's latest single Been A Fool isn't actually one, it sounds like it could easily take that accolade.
Shimmering and sashying around like a dancer in a late night jazz club, it's a record of pure class. With an opening verse that brings to mind Amy Winehouse's classic You Know I'm No Good, the brass section bouys up Tatiana's big, sonorous voice - a Shirley Bassey-esque delivery that fits the retro sounds of the record like a glove.
With fellow European singers like Caro Emerald doing exceedingly well in the British album charts of late, Tatiana could quite easily be the next - and Been A Fool is certainly the kind of track to do it with.
Where debut single Spider Web was subtle and skeletal in its straight-line pop beauty, Been A Fool is bold and ambitious; a thing of glorious decadence.
Been A Fool is released on the 22nd August.