Congratulations to Blackpool born singer-songwriter Karima Francis, who last night signed a record deal with Mercury Records.. literally moments before taking to the stage as support act for Smith and Burrows. Understandably over whelmed, she gave a very heartfelt, emotional performance, saying how she wanted to tell her life story in a half an hour, but it just wasn’t possible.. well eh.. maybe for the best karima!
It was already crystal clear, she had hard earned her position and subsequent record deal.. none of it came easy to her.
Needless to say you can really feel the pain and emotion in her voice, its all soul and heart.. nothing like a singer who sings from their heart.
I must say, style wise? this girl is just the coolest looking dude I’ve ever seen. I love her authentic, androgynous look.. IT IS HER! without a doubt and unapologetically. I have never seen skinny jeans on legs so skinny.. and that hair!?… She just emulates rock star, oozing cool in a Bob Dylan kind of way.
Its always a pleasure to see a young talented artist work hard and succeed.. so congratulations Karima. Fair feckin play!
Now that you’ve noted her style.. Have a listen to her incredible voice below.. love this song x
Hello lads and lassies! Yesterday on youtube I stumbled across an American folk/rock singer-songwriter called ‘lissie’ I clicked on a video of her doing a lady gaga cover.. and I was pretty much blown away.. Wow, I really love when this happens, when you have no idea what you are about to listen to.. it could be woeful or it could be incredible. There is just so much talent out there, it can be hard to find it all. I guess the internet is really great for that. This lady has a raw, soulful, honest voice and when she sings you can feel the real pain and emotion shine through. I find it so inspiring listening to her! It makes me want to sing more.. It makes me want to write more.. hell! it makes me want to be a better all rounded, creative person!!..ha.. hell!?.. so american! I guess there is something very American about Lissie and her music. It’s very authentic. I also love her laid back jeans and t-shirt style… Basically, at the moment she can do no wrong in my books!
Have a listen. The first tune ‘Bully’ reminds me of the legendary Kurt Cobain.. and her disheveled hair is also reminiscent of Kurt.. She’s not quite as sexy as he was though.. well in fairness who is?!..
The 2nd video is all faded and musty. I like the video and love the song. Neither of these video’s are singles so to hear more you best go check out her website here Enjoy my dears and have a great week X
photo’s by Andrew Calder