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Single Review: Katie Melua – ‘A Happy Place’

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Katie Melua is no stranger to a whimsical ballad. From moving numbers like her signature The Closest Thing To Crazy and the Eva Cassidy duet What a Wonderful World, Katie has maintained her reputation of being one of the UK’s most loved and emotive vocalists of the past decade.

KatieMeluaAHappyPlaceAfter a number of years working under the musical umbrella of Mike Batt, Katie has taken a creative sidestep and branched into the larger mainstream pool with her latest record The House which has so far spawned the incredible and epic single The Flood.

Knowing when something works, Melua keeps up her hit single trend with the follow up to The Flood, A Happy Place, which is produced by William Orbit (Madonna, Blur) and co-written by songwriting guru, Guy Chambers.

With an enchanting string arrangement and almost military style beat, A Happy Place is a mid tempo ballad with lyrics dedicated to the telling of Melua’s dismay at the pressures of 21st Century life.

An almost fantasy wonderland style number, A Happy Place is musically diverse and thought arousing with a varied array of melodies and is an instrumental escapade. Melua’s vocals are once again unblemished and syrupy throughout the track. If your looking for a happy place musically, look no further. A Happy Place is a delectable follow up within a new venture that is sure to fasten the staple that Melua has become within the international jazz and pop genres.