First Listen: Tyler James ‘Single Tear’

I was a massive fan of Tyler James upon his debut back in 2004. Sadly, I was one of a minority and shortly after his debut album ‘Unlikely Lad’ (which featured Amy Winehouse pre- Back to Black era), the chap disappeared.

Fast forward to 2012 and he comes back to the public eye as a contestant on The Voice UK. He didn’t win, but in a strange way it seemed like a blessing- the girl who did hardly made any impact.

Still, Tyler got re-signed, and this is his born-again debut. I wasn’t expecting much if truth be told, but I’ve fallen back in love with that voice within seconds. The song’s huge- I really hope he takes off and gets the recognition he deserves.

Tom Jones!

You’d need to be blind to not notice that Tom Jones is back on telly this month with The Voice UK. Now he’s announced the follow up to his 2010 album ‘Praise and Blame’ with the release of ‘Spirit In The Room’ on 21st May 2012 through Island Records.

Tom has also graced a recent single on Jack White’s Third Man label. Featuring Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Evil’ in his own inimitable style and produced and played by White and some of his Raconteurs, the single comes backed with a reworked version of  Frankie Lane’s classic ‘Jezabel’ and has already picked up widespread praise.