I’m a tad late to the party on this one as this track was actually released properly around a month ago but it’s brilliant so I’m going to bring it to you anyway.
Helena Johnson is a talent; there is absolutely no doubt in my mind about that. Originally from North Yorkshire but now based in Liverpool where she joined The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts Johnson is already causing a stir attracting the attention of a major label in the process.
When performing live she does so with a 10 piece band behind her, which includes the brilliantly titled horn section ‘The Horn Supremacy.’ No one performs with a full 10 piece band anymore! I might be in a minority of one but things like that are still very cool to me.
This track Take Me Home Tonight is so smooth that when you press play in a minute (Because you will) it might just slide off your damn screen. The vocal is fantastic and in the context of the track as a whole it’s brilliantly balanced, in no way does it overpower that deliciously silky instrumental. Some songs just carry star quality, that unquantifiable ‘special something’ and this is definitely one of those songs.
I can’t say enough good things about this record, it’s just grabbed me. Soulful, smooth, and breathtakingly beautiful Take Me Home Tonight is damn near perfect.