“Red Dress” is the new single from the Last Of The Fallen Angels and it is out now. The first minute builds wonderfully into something like a musical film noir. The synths are almost sinister at times and the bass rumble adds to the suspense. Hannah Robinson’s voice is haunting and mesmerising in equal measure. Conrad’s deep counter vocal adds to the darkness of the tune. It was produced and mixed by the band’s long-time collaborator Simon Ellis who you will know from his work with the Spice Girls, S Club 7, and Westlife. But trust me this song goes way beyond that group of acts and is a supremely good production. I believe that “Red Dress” may be about gender and how gender lines can be so fluid. The press release refers to the song as “a Trans Atlantic story of love separated by an Ocean. It plays with ideas explored in great songs such as “Lola” (The Kinks) and “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed). and I can see that. It also delves into online relationships and finding love (or lust) online. The video directed by Henry Phillip Thompson is a thing of sublime beauty and enhances the song gorgeously well. Is this the best single so far from The Last Of The Fallen Angels? I think it is, although they have another due out in September and a new album coming soon too. If this band is not in your life yet then I need a thesis from you explaining why! OK fact fans there have been quite a few songs called “Red Dress”, notably the Sugababes who took theirs to number 4 in the UK charts in 2006, and Alvin Stardust who took his to number one in the UK in 1974. “Red Dress” by The Last Of The Fallen Angels is not a cover and if there was any justice in the world it would match Alvin Stardust’s achievement and reach the top of the charts!
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