Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Katherine Jenkins to release double A side single - Can’t Slow Down / Black Is The Colour
We're something of a fan of double A side singles. You don't get them much anymore but the real charm of them is that with double the amount of music, there's double the amount to like. Even the most ardent doubters are likely to find something to their fancy.
Of course, when it comes to Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins, there's not a person out there that could say no to some of her delightful tones - as the new nation's sweetheart, there's an undeniable charm to Katherine that's increasingly rare these days.
Not only does she always seem resolutely the professional - but there's a carefree openness to her, she's remained grounded where so many of her contemporaries have turned into party animals.
Can't Slow Down is a lush piano ballad, accented with some really nice guitar bits. This is a real Katherine-does-pop moment that sounds like it's been written by Gary Barlow and produced by the X Factor team. In short, it's the kind of song that Christmas Number 1's are made of, and if anyone is due one one of those, Katherine seems like a logical choice - it was her after all that captured the hearts of telly viewers as she took to the Doctor Who Christmas special.
Black Is The Colour is the more operatic of the two tracks, a delicate Swan-Lake esque number that feels fluid, almost ethereal - the perfect match for Katherine's vocals.
Katherine's also just announced a heap of UK tour dates for January and February next year so there's plenty of chances to see the opera princess up close and personal.
Can’t Slow Down / Black Is The Colour is released on December 12th