>> Really fascinating to read that the highest-earning British musical act in the US last year wasn’t Adele. Or Coldplay. It was, incredibly, Sade. I genuinely don’t think I’ve heard anything by her since Your Love Is King. Or maybe I’m just snobbish.
Nice sax solo. Anyway, surely Sade’s success gives encouragement to Gabrielle, who hits the comeback trail this week with a gig in Dubai. I spoke to her about her career recently and there are striking similarities with Sade in that both have played the music industry on their own terms – recluses, in a way, who only return to the public eye when they have something to say. Or sing, rather.
Anyway, if ever there was a time for Gabrielle to make a comeback, it’s now. She has the high-profile endorsement from Adele, and it does feel a little like the climate is right for soulful music which pricks at the emotions. What I do know, now, is that Dreams is ‘inspired by’ Tracey Chapman’s Fast Car. Although I imagine at the time I was too busy listening to So Young by Suede.