Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Next Big Thing: Olivia Broadfield

When a song has been played 500,000 times on MySpace and has already been featured on MTV’s The Hills, it’s not much of a revelation to say Olivia Broadfield is going to be the Next Big Thing. But it is still early days for the UK singer-songwriter with the charmingly thick accent and huge crush on Imogen Heap. Admittedly, her soft electro-pop sound is not the most innovative — it falls firmly into the whole Frou Frou / Dido / Beth Orton camp. But “Don’t Cry” is an undeniable gem of a song. Half a million people would agree.

Olivia Broadfield: Don’t Cry (from Spinner)
off of the album Eyes Wide Open
MP3Olivia Broadfield - Eyes Wide OpenMYSPACEOFFICIAL SITE

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