Jamelia's new single Loving Me has been played, in demo form, on British radio station Choice FM, and it's pretty darn-tootin' good. This 2012 single signals a well overdue return to music by the Birmingham native after an absence of 5 years- she has been popping up on television quite a bit in that time- and it sounds like she's ready to recapture, and surpass, the success she had with 2003's Thank You.
Loving Me has a great message behind it - think Greatest Love Of All- an incorporation of Dub-step that doesn't sound tacked on to be "current" and some solid, varied vocals from the singer to boot. The result is a track that shouts "Hit Single", and if it doesn't at least crack the top 5 of the UK singles chart then I'll eat my (non-existent) hat! But, since it's supposedly a demo, perhaps we can give the lovely Jamelia some tips on how to improve it, Devotees.
My only, minor, suggestions would be to turn the vocals up, and bring the Dub-step an incy-wincy bit down. A layer of subtle strings wouldn't go amiss either. Heck, a layer of strings would improve anything:I'm string crazy. But its pretty perfect as it is!
Some of Jamelia's biggest hits:
Break-through hit, Money, from back in 2000
Jameila bravely tackled domestic abuse with Thank you:
The massive Superstar:
See It in a Boy's Eyes, Her Collaboration with Coldplay's Chris Martin: