Another thank you goes out to The Prophet, who shares my love of British singer/songwriter Katie Melua’s new William Orbit-produced album The House, posting about Melua’s second official single – “A Happy Place.” This is a good single choice. Co-written by Guy Chambers, I’ve loved this song since I heard a clip of it playing in the album teaser posted on her label’s YouTube page. “A Happy Place” is a little bit quirky with a haunting chorus that draws you in. Melua’s vocals are just so…clear and smooth. Her voice flows like air…and the way she seamlessly shifts up into her upper register is beautiful to hear.
Given the creativity of her last video for “The Flood,” I have big expectations for the next video. The single is out in the UK on July 26th. The album is out in the U.S. on August 3rd. Listen to the album version of the track below.