Loretta Heywood - Little Angel (Jung Collective Rehash)
Loretta Heywood - Little Angel
(7") Nanny Tango NT6, 2006-08
The current UK soul scene is bubbling with talent nowdays, and while record stores close because lousy records don't sell no more, Alan Gubby (Jung Collective) has taken a cool approach to the 'crisis' with his little label Nanny Tango. If music is all digital shit now, then most of what's left for a record to be bought is the name, theartwork, the sleeve... the object itself. Maybe that's one of the reasons Alan's all about beautiful 45s now. Add all that to a global tendancy towards a comeback to proper songs, and you'll get the new Nanny Tango 45, starring former Bomb The Bass, Bugz In The Attic or Afronaught vocalist, Loretta Heywood. The original song, "Little Angel", is a soft piece of nicely crafted pop/folk, and it clearly aims for the heart of radio programmer and advertising music directors... It should appeal to various "nu soul" compilations quite easily too, and if some cyber-loungers ask for some more beat-oriented smoothness, there's an Oblique remix with many layers of synth that should do the job. But the b-side is the real deal here, with an extended Jung Collective afro-psychedelic "rehash", which manages to transcend the original towards a full entrancing trip into 21st century tribal soul. Djouls
A1. Little Angel (Jung Collective rehash)
B1. Little Angel (original)
B2. Little Angel (Oblique mix)
Listen to the tracks here:
Press release :
Nanny Tango is pleased to present the captivating soul & jazz folk stylings of 'Little Angel' by Loretta Heywood. Loretta will be familiar to music lovers around the world for her collaborations with Bugz In The Attic, Wai Wan, Afronaught, Major Force & for her UK top ten as singer / co-writer of the Bomb The Bass classic 'Winter In July'. Her soothing, layered vocals & melodic approach have established Loretta as a major UK talent, comparable to performers such as Alice Russell, Joss Stone & Alison David. 'Little Angel' is described by Loretta as "a state of confusion, something we all experience but here I'm observing it in someone else and reaching out to them".
The limited edition 7" EP features 3 spine tingling versions of Little Angel:
Jung Collective Rehash: Alan Gubby (Nanny Tango / Tru Thoughts / The Leaf Label / Soul Jazz...) delivers a deep, afro funk groove with double bass, percussion & psyched out glitches.
Original version: swinging, radio friendly, folk & soul. produced by Andy Mitchell & Loretta Heywood.
Oblique Remix: Gerry O'Rourke (Loose Ensemble / Foundation Music...) provides a minimal, Detroit electro version with quirked out synths & reverberating vocals.