Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Caro Emerald - That Man
The UK definitely seems to have taken Dutch star Caro Emerald to heart - as it stands, her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor is in its 5th week in the UK Top 10.
With her charmingly European brand of pop, Caro is the kind of artist who manages to catch a real sense of the 'moment' in her music - every morning I wake up and see the advert for her album on the telly; and a good thing too, her songs are exactly the kind of joyous, up and at 'em numbers that you want to get you fired up for the day.
Like Back It Up and A Night Like This before it, new single That Man carries itself with a distinct bounce and liveliness - a proper old fashioned anthem to passion and romance.
Its delightful video is brilliant too - half James Bond title sequence, half stylistic art statement. The whole thing just seems infused, like the track, with a wonderful sense of retro. In an instant, we're transported to hazy 30s night clubs and whisky bars, everyone dressed immaculately, soaking in the atmosphere.
And as That Man trails away into a jazzy brass outro, we're there, soaking in that atmosphere too.