Today at Flavorpill, we’re rather pleased to be able to offer an exclusive premiere of “Runaway,” a new song by UK singer/songwriter Gemma Ray. We’re rather partial to Ray’s work — she’s signed to most excellent UK label Bronze Rat (also home to Joe Gideon and the Shark, amongst others), and her brassy neo-soul stylings recall Phil Spector and David Lynch in roughly equal measures, taking inspiration from the past while still sounding totally contemporary. She’s just released a 7″ comprising two covers of songs by Sparks — entitled, cunningly, Gemma Ray Sings Sparks (With Sparks) — and her album Island Fire is due out in May. NYC residents can see her at Rockwood Music Hall tomorrow night, but no matter where you are, you can click through to have a listen to “Runaway” and download the track for free. Result. Let us know what you think!
(Photo credit: Steve Gullick)