Friday, 16 December 2011
Nerina Pallot - All Bets Are Off
All Bets Are Off has long been one of my favourites from Nerina Pallot's latest LP, so it's great to hear it'll be getting a full single release early next year.
Revolving in the languishing string-laced grandeur of strings and classy retro-pop flavours, the track is the crystallisation of everything the album stands as - a beautiful personification of human emotion and every aspect it can betray of ourselves.
Currently busy in Germany on their version of The Voice (don't worry, we'll be getting our very own version of the show in the UK next year), Nerina has been beguiling the hearts of people everywhere. If there ever was a female star that summed up in such simple prettiness what it means to be a quality singer songwriter, it's Nerina.
As the unexpected little harp refrain creeps in at the tail end of the track, you're left with an intense, aching longing. It's like the last days of Christmas, as the tree comes down and work beckons again - those few dreamy weeks cut short once again. For just that short while, everything was 'just right'.
All Bets Are Off is released on the 30th January.
Nerina Pallot - All Bets Are Off by Nerina Pallot