New Les Shelleys digital single released today in UK / Europe
“Delightful, there's no escaping it” Drowned in Sound
“Timeless…precious and original” AAA Music
“There is something beautiful about Les Shelley that almost instantly makes you sit up and listen.” The New Current
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, the new single from Les Shelleys‘ gorgeous self-titled debut album is released today.
Basking in a sweet, close-harmony purity, the conviction of The World is Waiting for the Sunrise (originally by Gene Lockhart and Ernest Seitz and popularised by Mary Ford and Les Paul) is delivered with a sophisticated authenticity. This is quite clearly the work of serious musicians who although working with their own intuitive sense of direction have not accidentally stumbled across such lilting, lifting vocal textures: see especially the breathtaking swoop of and my heart is calling for you in the second verse.
Les Shelleys are in good company in choosing the piece: Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins and even the Beatles have all recorded versions of it.
The track is backed by album cut Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie. A folk standard, Les Shelleys' version is led by Angela, while Tom's wonderful, rickety-78-style guitar playing underpins with an understated, heartwarming grace.
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