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Duffy steps on from Sixties sound

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James McLaren James McLaren | 11:54 UK time, Monday, 20 September 2010

The follow-up to Duffy's 6.5 million-selling Rockferry album is out this November, and her record company believe it marks a significant step forward in her songwriting.


Endlessly will be released on 29 November, preceded by a single, Well, Well, Well, which features hip-hop band The Roots.

Speaking to music industry magazine Music Week, Duffy's A&R man Simon Gavin said: "She wanted to move on to other areas and try something different, to come back with a fresher approach. She didn't want to make the same album twice."

Rockferry was co-written and co-produced by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler with involvement from 60ft Dolls' Richard Parfitt. It had a noticeable Sixties sound that Endlessly is moving away from. Duffy has lately been working with veteran singer-songwriter Albert Hammond, the father of Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes.

A&M Records' managing director Orla Lee believes that Endlessly will solidify the north Wales singer's reputation. "We see her as a classic artist that has a career around the world and she has delivered an album that feels like it can sustain that," she said. "It will be a fresh new album at the end of the year."

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  • Comment number 1.

    This is great news. Her fans at the Sun Trevor near LLangollen will welcome the new album.
    Duffy arises in conversation at regular intervals, always with the baffled questions of .. What is she doing now? When will her next album be released? Is she ever going to record again? Why so long?
    Yes.. this is great news :)
    Good luck Duffy

  • Comment number 2.

    Duffy has a unique voice and deserves to be more than a one hit wonder. Mercy was a fantastic retro styled commercial hit but the rest of the album was consistently good if not outstanding.

    The next album must step up another commercial level if Duffy is not to be pigeonholed as a UK shooting star.

    Along we Lily Allen, Amy MacDonald, Kate Nash and even Amy Winehouse the UK is crying out for a female artist with longevity. Florence Welch is the current shining star but following success with success has eluded so many talents. I will listen with interest to Duffy's new album!


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