Saturday, 22 June 2013

Kele Le Roc 'My Love'

Chart Peak: 8

Hailing from the East End of London, 20 year old Kele Le Roc recorded her debut album in los Angeles with a host of internationally reknowned {sic} producers. She recalls "In LA I had so much inspiration - who wouldn't in a place where every day is summer.!"
You may find this curmudgeonly of me, but I don't think I would have. Still, Kelly Biggs (who, like Iggy Pop and David Soul, adopted a surname at odds with her usual musical style) must have thought differently, and she got to work with little-remembered Eighties star Robbie Nevil on this, another of the saccharine ballads that seem bunched together on Side 4 here. The video isn't on YouTube, but as I recall it looked very like it was aimed at the Valentine's market - the single was not actually released until March but I suspect it may have been postponed from the date originally intended. It became her second consecutive single to peak at 8, and later won a MOBO Award for Best Single, but that wasn't enough for the ensuing album to make the Top 40, nor for any more albums to have emerged in the fourteen years since, though she's attempted to relaunch her career on several occasions, and has had other hits in collaboration, one of which even gets her back onto the Now series.

Also appearing on: Now 41
Available on: Everybody's Somebody

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