UK Soul Singer Duffy to Release New Single and Album in November
I've been waiting for new stuff from both Adele AND Duffy since they released their respective 2008 debut albums and while both imports have been hard at work on follow ups, it appears that Duffy is going to be the first one out of the gate. I'm fine with this...in fact I'm excited by this! The 6.5 million selling, BRIT and Grammy-winning Rockferry is no doubt a solid album through and through but as soon as "Mercy" came out...that was it. While the album had loads of other good songs, NONE of them possessed the same energy that "Mercy." The rest of the songs were soulful ballads. Nothing wrong with a good ballad, but "Mercy" sort of set a bar for any subsequent singles in my mind. "Warwick Avenue" was great but by and large, the rest of the material she had to work with (not to mention new track "Rain On Your Parade") was snooze-city.
The upcoming release of Duffy's follow up album, Endlessly was announced yesterday. Due out November 29th on A&M Records, the album will be preceded by "the infectious lead single" "Well, Well, Well," which features The Roots on rhythm section. I'm excited already! The new album was written and recorded in New York and London this past year with the help of Albert Hammond and "together they have written and produced the next chapter of Duffy's meteoric career." Duffy has a lot to prove with her sophomore album, especially considering how successful her debut was and I honestly wish her nothing but the best. Definitely one of the most anticipated album's of the Fall. "Well, Well, Well" is due out November 21st.