Single of the Week
Alba’s music has been best described as a blend between old-school rock-blues and her passion for today’s soul/R&B and pop music. With inspiration ranging from Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Joss Stone and John Mayer, her new single Heartbeat tips its hat to all of those. Her vocals are soulful, while the accompanying guitars are rooted in rock-blues territory. But while there’s plenty of both, they don’t always collide. The guitars are reserved for the moments when Alba doesn’t sing, with pianos and drum beats occupying the background when she does, thereby heightening that soul-pop vibe. It’s catchy, summery stuff. The London-based singer-songwriter is also a passionate environmental campaigner and talks passionately about how music can be green and environmentally friendly. She’s well worth listening to.