Over the past couple of years the music industry saw a massive ‘80s revival’ of sorts with acts like La Roux and Little Boots filling the charts with synth-heavy pop. But it could be that now a 90s revival lies in wait too? It seems almost unthinkable, the 90s almost too recent for such a revival to even happen. But happening it seems to be; from Brit-Pop laced indie bands to dance tracks that hark back to the early 90s.
One such track is Yasmin’s hypnotic On My Own, which comes across like the younger sister of Massive Attack’s sublime Unfinished Sympathy. The vocals are beautiful, touched with a kind of emotive quality that is missing from so many singers these days. Most importantly, it is a voice that is equally at home in a dance or pop setting. It’s this mutability that marks Yasmin out as a real star that can hold sway in both the pop charts and dancefloors around the country.
You may recognise Yasmin from when she features on Devil’s Runaway, another classic example of the moving overtones in her voice. When she sings, you believe every word. Hailing from Glasgow, Yasmin has previously DJ’d on Radio station 1Xtra – now, turning her hand to her own music, we can more than believe she’ll make it on her own.
On My Own is available to download on iTunes now.