Beverley knight is the reigning queen of British R&B. She came on the David White Show on Thursday 3 September to talk about her new single and album 100%
Her song 'Beautiful Night' – the lead single from album 100% - is a state of the art pop/R&B record that’s bound to turn a few heads in perceptions of what Beverley is all about.
Beverley says: "That's why I wanted it as the lead single, absolutely. Coming after my last record, Music City Soul, which was completely old school in concept, I wanted something that wasn’t just contemporary and hooky, but had real weight to it as well.
Listen to the full Beverly Knight interview with BBC Cornwall's David White here:
"A lot of people will take the lyric as the end of a relationship, which is fine, but it works on a deeper level too. Both me and Amanda had suffered losses of loved ones and wanted to celebrate their lives. So on one level the song’s completely joyous, but underneath there’s this bittersweet sadness to it."
Beverley, who over the course of 15 years, has amassed over one million album sales, performed countless sell out shows and made scene-stealing collaborations with everyone from Take That to Prince, taking in Carlos Santana, Chris Martin and Stevie Wonder along the way.
And this time – with the forthcoming release of her sixth studio album ‘100%’ – on her very own label, Hurricane Records, an album that proves the full range of Miss Knight’s vocal and songwriting ability.
Listen to Beverley Knight's impression of Heather Small singing here, it's so like her it's genius:
For more information and details go to her website below:
last updated: 04/09/2009 at 16:15