Friday, 2 December 2011
Nicola Roberts - Memory of You (Solo Version)
Are there any sweeter words to a pop lover than these: a Nicola Roberts solo version of Memory Of You?
Yes, that's right, Nicola is offering her own take on what many consider as the greatest Girls Aloud b-side ever. Back when it was released in early 2009, accompanying ace single The Loving Kind, the fan community were blown over by this arty synth-pop concoction - in the original instance sung by both Nicola and Kimberley - it was Xenomania at their very best.
Now the track serves as the kind of missing link between Girls Aloud and solo Nicola, with Kimberley's vocals removed and new ones from Nicola inserted. As you can imagine, it still sounds every bit as epic and mind-bogglingly amazing as ever.
Nicola's version of the song is being offered as an iTunes only exclusive for those that pre-order the Yo-yo single. Also present on the tracklisting are the bouncy 80s-styled JRMX remix and the commercial club sounds of the High Level mix.
iTunes have also put up clips of the Engine Room sessions - basically the tracks on the physical CD version of Yo-yo - these pretty much represent the brilliant acoustic set Nicola performed at the Carphone Warehouse gig the other week.
The new version of I is incredible - complete with swearing and an awesome guitar hook. Then there's the demo of Sticks + Stones, which with its electric piano chords and drum machine, all sounds very Lily Allen-esque. We like!