This is more a Video of the Day than Song of the Day as I think the song is sweet enough, but not amazing. The video, however, is one of the best I’ve seen in ages! So many fun details and cute moments. We Were Evergreen are a French indie-pop group who have started to play gigs and promote themselves in the UK recently, so if you like a bit of twee pop then check out the rest of their music and other ace videos on YouTube.
Ash Koley are a Canadian indie-pop duo who I hadn’t heard before this, but now I’ll definitely be investigating further. Lead singer Ashley, who was previously part of a Canadian ABBA tribute act, has a great voice and Apple Of My Eye is a really well-written, uplifting pop anthem. You can find out more about the band by watching this sweet introduction video.
Finally Rita Ora releases a single, and I couldn’t be happier with this track - it’s incredible and definitely going to be MASSIVE!! DJ Fresh had a no.1 hit earlier this year with his song Louder and I think this will go the same way. It’s the perfect launchpad for Rita, a British singer who was signed by Jay-Z a couple of years ago and will finally make her move on the charts in 2012. If her own music sounds like this then she’s a dead cert for superstardom.
While Talay is doing quite well as a songwriter, with tracks on the Jessie J, JLS and Tinie Tempah albums, his own music career hasn’t quite taken off. After a few flop singles he randomly posted a mixtape online including 19 songs to download totally for free! Among them are his very good single Make You Mine and the super-catchy dance pop track Fairytale. Rumour has it Fairytale was originally written for One Direction, but it’s a total mismatch with the band. Although it would suit a young, poppy act it’s just too uncool for any UK act, I feel. That doesn’t stop it being an amazing song though, and I’d love to see it re-recorded by an international act in the future.