By Nerina Pallot
After 'Everybody's Gone To War', 'Learning To Breathe' and 'Sophia', Nerina Pallot returns this summer with her new single 'Peg'. With an Ivor Novello Nomination under her belt and recently completing a UK tour, her voice is captivating from the first note.
Mixing a funky upbeat pulse with classically elegant piano and her love of country, folk and rock genres, she sings beautifully, throughout the entire track. It is obvious that she has influence from the likes of Joni Mitchell. This song was originally recorded by Steely Dan for an album in 1977, so it's no wonder the song sounds like it's from around that time. It could easily be mistaken for a soundtrack from a movie of this era.
She is known for being able to charm her audience and her live show gained a five-star review from The Independent newspaper. They described her as being 'exceptional' and I have to agree. The 'doo-doo-doo' that comes throughout the verses completes the song and you'll be miming along with that bit if nothing else. I think the track is a bit of a grower, but one that you'll want to grow on you.
It's a chilled, summer song that includes wonderful lines throughout. "It's your favourite foreign movie" is one of them memorable after the close of play. I like Nerina Pallot. 'Peg' isn't bang on what we've heard from her before, but it's refreshing and intriguing. A great track from a glorious musician. I look forward to hearing a lot more of her in the future, as she no doubt achieves what she deserves.