Is there a life after one of the biggest bad buzz of musical history? It might be! Do you remember English singer, songwriter and actress Teddy Sinclair, formerly known as Natalia Kills before the scandal that happened while she was a judge on X-Factor New Zealand? She’s back with a band, that is actually a duo with her husband Willy Moon. Cruel Youth’s “Mr. Watson” is a good and soulful song that should put them back on track quicker than expected!
“Mr. Watson” reminds us some Kanye West or Amy Winehouse‘s tracks and we have to say, this new musical direction is convincing. The sound is retro and immerses us in the universe of bands such as The Ronettes or The Supremes back in the days. The lyrics are obviously less syrupy but this cruel youth is rawer after all, isn’t it?[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/247395953″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
As Teddy Sinclair explains it on their Facebook page: “Willy and I spent almost 3 months locked in our studio, just the two of us. It was so pure…making sounds and words we loved, getting wrecked, and writing anything that came to mind any time of day or night, with the occasional drop in from friends, writers and producers who added their own take to our world. It’s all just euphoric highs, pretty sounds, and a microphone really. Cruel Youth is an intravenous hit of our love and everything I find beautiful.”