Something simply beautiful and classic for you on this Friday afternoon, and it comes from new girl on the block, StellaStar, who has just won first prize at the PMB x Sightracked talent search competition.
After releasing the audio to her cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’ just last month, North London singer/songwriter, StellaStar, has offered up some accompanying visuals to the piece.
Her unique musical style draws on an eclectic mix of genres that fuse old and new, from 1950s Jazz, through Blues, to American hip hop and the simplistic visuals allow Stella’s voice to shine through.
“I love the original Nina Simone version, it’s such a classic and has been covered a lot! So we wanted to do it a bit differently.
Guy’s piano part is what makes this piece for me, he took it in such a different direction to what we had originally planned, it’s dark and hypnotic and I love that about it.
I think it sounds like some sort of romantic Debussy piece. It has that impressionist feel to it; that broad spectrum of emotion and larger musical waves and I got completely lost in it.”
Watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/nulOsBMvJsw
Listen to Stella’s debut EP, ‘Blossom’, on Soundcloud: http://snd.sc/XC7NDE