“You don’t love me like I love you,” sings Whinnie Williams, her voice dripping with melancholy during this lovely, retro-tastic number. If you hear shades of Lily Allen and Nicola Roberts here, well, that’s no coincidence. You see, the track is produced by Future Cut, who’s recently worked with Lily, meanwhile Whinnie has written songs for Nicola. But Whinnie hardly steals their sound. On the contrary, she’s helped craft Nicola’s and she’s been in the studio with Future Cut for over a year, so her sound just might have informed his work with Lily. In any case, our point is that Whinnie Williams might borrow from pop music’s past but she’s quite the original songstress nevertheless. Lots of artists today are trying to sound like ’60’s girl groups and there’s a hint of that in Winnie’s sound, but “You Don’t Love Me” especially reminds us of vintage French pop, like old Jane Birkin or Françoise Hardy, artists not many pop singers today are trying to emulate, much less pop stars who sing in English. But Whinnie knows what she likes and she does a damn fine job of letting it show, meanwhile wearing her heart on her sleeve with her brutally honest lyrics. If Whinnie doesn’t start climbing the UK charts when her EP, Bad Girl, is released on October 6th it will be a sign that pop audiences can no longer appreciate quality, truly artistic and original music and that will be very sad. Fortunately, we have a feeling that Whinnie will climb the charts just fine. Chances are you’ll agree after watching this video.
Published on Aug 5, 2014
Pt.1 of 3. Taken from Whinnie’s forthcoming Bad Girl EP. Preorder here – http://smarturl.it/badgirlep
Released 6th October via Night Beach Records available from 6th October on super limited, coloured 12″ vinyl.
Music video by Whinnie Williams performing You Don’t Love Me
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