There’s been a lot of chatter around the Popdose water cooler about the new Coldplay record, Ghost Stories. Suckfest? Giant whiny suckfest? I personally like the record, I don’t love it, but it sets the right mood when I want a mellow hello.
A brighter shade of grey comes in the form of ‘And So She Runs’ by Benbrick — out today (May 28th) digitally on iTunes and Amazon. Benbrick is the brainchild of London singer/producer Paul Carter. He built some steam in Japan, selling more than 500,000 copies of a soundtrack single, and is fit to take on the world. ‘And So She Goes’ is absolutely gorgeous — simple and beautiful — mixed by Goetz Botzenhardt (Faithless, Pet Shop Boys, Sugababes). It speaks for itself, so I’ll shut up.
If you like Sam Smith, Royksopp or just want Chris Martin to shut the fuck up, this is the single for you. But as I said, I like the Coldplay record, so I’ll take em both, thank you very much.