Whenever it was our birthday, my Mother let us choose what we had for our birthday tea. I remember my brother being quite ostentatious in his choices, usually Steaks and things like that. However, I basically chose three of my favourite things and put them together. Bacon, chips and (garden) peas. These things maybe didn’t make up a usual meal, but I found they were perfectly happy platefellows, and even to this day with my takes a little (hopefully anyway) more sophisticated, I still love the combination.
R’n'B singer Cleo Sol is a girl on the up. The Ladbrook Grove born singer-songwriter brings with her a varied background, her mother being half Serbian, half Spanish and her father is Jamaican. Following on from her debut single ‘high’, Sol signed to Island records and her debut for them, ‘Never the right time’ was playlisted on 1Xtra and Radio One.
Now she’s been back in the studio, and the latest offering is this track, Borderline. And here’s the clever thing. She’s taken three things that probably ordinarily wouldn’t go together, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Recipe’, The Fugees’ ‘Ready or not’ and Aaliyah’s ‘More than a woman’, added a bit of her own magic, and made something that both works, and is more than palatable. Pretty clever, eh?
This might well turn out to be a combination that I love. More pea’s anyone?