Having already made a name for himself with his unique takes on pop hits from the likes of Kanye West and Beyonce, it is now with bated breath that we can hear ‘Clara’, an engaging track that contains Alan Pownall’s signature enigmatic quality. He is presently working on his debut album, which has a current release date of early 2010, ‘Clara’ being the first track released from the album.
Alan has acquired a mysterious quality in his sound and style that makes him totally unique and refreshing. ‘Clara’ is the confident first offering from Pownall, a punchy, tale of unrequited love; it’s complete with catchy melodies, an animated rhythm and an infectious jaunt. This blissful song is truly smile inducing, an upbeat, bright and breezy offering which is bound to do well.
‘The Others’, Pownall’s B-side to ‘Clara’ is slightly more mellow with a hint of Parisian street style to it. A beautifully, downplayed track complete with accordion character and poignant strings. A tale of remembrance and days gone by, it is easy on the ears, a definite Sunday stroll tune.
Both the single, ‘Clara’ and B-side, ‘The Others’ offers an exciting taste of what I can only expect to be a very bight future for this young man. With his effortless charm and the air of mystery he exudes I believe this is the beginning of something, not only very big but also overdue.