December 19, 2004

Song of the Week: Swing Out Sister -- "Love Won't Let You Down"

SwingOutSister.jpgThe veteran British pop vocal group Swing Out Sister is defined, of course, by the deeply resonant vocals of Corinne Drewery and its catchy, easy-on-the-ears melodies. The group also features Andy Connell on piano and Paul Staveley O’Duffy on programming and percussion.

“Love Won’t Let You Down” is one of those upbeat, sunny songs that seems lifted from the go-go 1960s. Drewery’s vocals are sublime, of course, but it’s the constant vocal refrain from the group – whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-ohhh – that makes the song sparkle and keeps it lodged in your head long after its over. It’s one of the best songs of 2004.

The song is from the band’s brand-new album called Where Our Love Grows, on the Shanachie label. The rest of the CD is sublime, too.

Posted by Brian Soergel at December 19, 2004 11:53 PM