Thursday, 5 July 2012

Zumba and Stooshe


 Today I thought I would share a current song that I really like: Black Heart by the British girl group Stooshe.

 I discovered this song at zumba, where at the minute we are using it as the song we do our cool-down and stretches to after the main zumba session. I've discovered some brilliant music through zumba, and this is no exception.

 At first I thought it must be a really old song; from the sixties or seventies. It certainly has that "old-school" vibe about it, and I just really love the whole song. It is quite unconventional; the way the tune is quite upbeat but the lyrics tell a very bleak story. Their voices are really good, especially the girl who sings first in the song.

 Stooshe's songs tend to be somewhat loud and pop-y, and this is so different... it must have been a bit of a risk releasing it. However, the risk seems to have paid off because they got to number four on the UK Singles Chart, which surprised me because there is usually so much rubbish at the top of the charts (and here still is) but somehow this lovely little song made it up there. People must appreciate its individuality and the way it harks back to the Sixties, both in the song and the video.

 I was a bit disappointed to find out that they didn't write the song; I like it when singers write their own material. But the fact that this song got written at all is something I am very happy about, and I think Stooshe are just the right band to do justice to it, so I'm glad that it was they who recorded it.

 I hope you enjoy this song too.

 Thanks for reading,

 Liz x

 If you enjoyed this post I recommend: I am in love with this song : )Probably my all-time favourite song!One of my other favourite songs!, Hope and Céline Dion and The best of British!.

Song: Black Heart - Stooshe - 2012

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