Saturday, 12 October 2013 11:10

A Classy Swedish Lady in America

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Similar to the stunning Danish singer Kamilia Amélie, Swedish singer Lady Ele oozes class and style. This is reflected in not just her name, but the title of her new album ‘Coming from a Lady’ as well. However, that’s where the similarity ends.

Released in September 2013, 'Coming from a Lady' is Lady Ele's second album (EP) and contains five new songs produced by D King in the US.

coming from a ladyTrack 3, ‘Something About You’, is a thumpingly good track - simply brilliant. The hypnotic bass makes it the best on the album for me, and should satisfy all soul/R&B lovers. Unfortunately, what is unforgivable about the track is the vocal volume drop during the break. I really don't understand why Ele disappears there, and this causes a major subtraction to what is otherwise an A1 track.


’Old School Love’ also stands out with a smooth beat and a nicely made video, directed by Peter Mott, to accompany it.



Essentially, there is nothing wrong with the complete album, but production idiosyncrasies really don't help when competition is so tough. It takes a little something extra to stand out like Kamilia Amélie, and sadly I can't quite hear it yet.

However, if an extended release of ‘Something About You’ should ever come to light, it would go a long way to bringing this elegant singer to a wider audience and add some extra class to the Scandinavian Soul charts!

Scandinavian Soul rating 3.0 / 5

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Andy Collins

I'm a South Londoner now living in Sweden. I'm also a part-time DJ/ founder of Urbanlife Radio and co-founder of Scandinavian Soul. Music has always been my soundtrack to life and although I listen to everything, soul is always in my playlist.

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