Like Jess Glynne, Eyre’s success so far has been largely in collaboration. She joined forces with Rudimental to create 2013’s Waiting All Night (last year’s Brits single of the year) and earlier this year linked up with DJ Fresh for Gravity, which reached number 4 in February.
None of her solo singles so far have cracked the top 10, but there are enough strapping pop belters on Feline to suggest that all that could be set to change. And sharpish.
Good Times is an exceptionally good 45 – poppy, intense but still nice and light – and there will surely be a stewards’ inquiry if it doesn’t make the chart’s upper echelons.
Her Rudimental roots are there for all to hear on Together, Always and the brilliant Worry About Me and even if the rest of the album finds her walking in the shadow of Adele, Amy Winehouse and Emeli Sandé, it’s always entertaining.
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By Andrew Greenhalgh