Passion Is No Ordinary Word With Songs Like These.
It’s difficult for young bands and singers these days to get radio play; but BBC Local Radio has a great with their BBC Introducing programmes; which feed into Radio’s 1, 2 and especially 6. This is where Durham Lass, Jodie Fitzgibbon first came to my attention.
This six track EP really showcases the young singer-songwriter’s talents; and opens with her last single Going Down; which is an intensely earthy Pop Song; that conjures up images of Duffy; who has disappeared without trace.
Played very loud in the car I can certainly understand why it would appeal you ‘young people.’
Next up is the muscularly acoustic track, If I Stay; which has all the hallmarks of early Tift Merritt and even Chrissie Hinde. There’s even some cutting edge guitar in there fighting to be heard over some Philadelphia style bass and rocky drumming; but pooled together it all works; even though it shouldn’t.
The title track; The Storm is another acoustic song; but this is a lot gentler and errs on the right side of being a Power Ballad; and would make great late night listening on the radio.
Which brings us to the new single (released February 26th) – Love You All Over. Now; it’s not for me to tell Jodie’s Record Label and Marketing people how to do their jobs; but this was surely a nailed on Valentines hit? No? It ticks every box in my mind; lovely, voice; passionate lyrics and a punchy drum and bass line that feels like a punch to the heart. What more do young love birds want?
While Adele and Little Mix are ruling the roost in popular music at the moment; I genuinely think Jodie Fitzgibbon is a lot easier on the ear; and it will only take a little bit of luck to get her on National TV and she will be in the Big Time before you know it!
Released Oct 30th 2015
Single ‘Love You All Over’ February 26th 2016