Former childhood classical star Charlotte Church is back on the musical scene and seems to have gone all Alternative/indie on us. Taken from her September due EP One, the song How Not To Be Surprised When You're a Ghost finds the Welsh singer taking a confident stride in this new musical direction.
Admittedly, I wouldn't have recognised How Not To Be Surprised When You're a Ghost as Charlotte Church if I hadn't been watching the (slightly creepy) video while listening. It's just so different from anything I've ever heard from her. Luckily, it's "different" in a great way.
With its quirky melodic notes of Kate Bush, building production reminiscent of the excellent Wild Beasts, and an interesting lyrical take on death, Charlotte Church has certainly managed to craft quite the tune for herself here. It's just a shame not many people will hear it- you just need to look at its Youtube views (11,134 at the time of post).
How Not To Be Surprised When You're a Ghost marks an interesting turn in the ever changing sound of Charlotte Church's career, and I 'll definitely be picking up One (released on the 3rd of September) to see what other treats it may contain.