The debut album from 27-year-old singer Lauren Henson – aka Indiana – was initially slated for release last September before being pushed back until October, only to be pulled from schedules at the last minute and given a January release date.
Quite why is less than clear, but it’s certainly not due to any lack of quality.
Top 20 hit Solo Dancing was one of the best pop singles of last year, and although there are moments on No Romeo when Indiana comes across like just another female electro pop singer, pop isn’t always about being original. When it comes to selling records, good tunes are what the public wants and No Romeo has them in droves.
Jack and Shadow Flash bear similarities to the templates set out by Lorde and given a perfect pop sheen by Taylor Swift on Blank Space, and those of us longer in the tooth might also recognise the ghost of 1992 St Etienne in Heart on Fire.
No Romeo has all the ingredients to be a hit. Let’s just hope it reaches the shops this time.
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By Andrew Greenhalgh