Ed Drewett's debut single is blindingly good simply for my favorite line: "It's a dilemmatic situation..." It's called Champagne Lemonade. But, in every silver lining there is a cloud. First watch this:
and now the actual recording...
Hmph. I like the first one so much better. The Tim (Xenomania) Powell production on the studio version obscures, for me, the fantastic melody and lyric. He also reminds me on the studio mix more of Just Jack, whom I love, but we don't need another version of. To be sure, the chorus soars. It'll be interesting to see if this takes off. He has the same kind of spark, at least from what we've seen, as Lily Allen had back when she was not a seamstress heavy with child.
If Ed Drewett is not a pop star by this time in 2011, then the fifth horseman of the apocalypse is surely taking a piss around the corner.