Sarah Connor To Release New Single December 10th
German pop/R&B singer Sarah Connor is set to release the title track off of her seventh studio album, Real Love, on December 10th in her native Germany. I've been a massive fan of Sarah Connor for years so when I heard that she was releasing a new album I was just a little excited. "Let's Get Back To Bed Boy," "One Night Stand" and "Bounce" are just a few of my favorite Sarah Connor hits from the past few years. Back in 2004 when Connor attempted to crack the States with "Bounce" I had high hopes for U.S. domination but was disappointed when her self titled album (a compilation of material from her first three albums) barely cracked the top 100 on the Billboard 200 chart. oh well. Her failure to crack the U.S. market didn't hurt her career in Germany in the slightest as Naughty But Nice, Connor's fourth album peaked at #1 (her highest charting album to date). It's worth mentioning that all of Connor's seven albums have landed in the Top Ten. Pretty impressive!
While Connor's style has pretty much always been urban pop/R&B with a heavy focus on big power ballads (showcasing her rather impressive set of pipes) she does on occasion try something a little different. In 2005 Connor released a holiday album (Christmas In My Heart) as well as a cover album in 2007 called Soulicious, made up of 60s, 70s Motown classics (+ 2 original tracks). Connor's last album, 2008's Sexy As Hell was a return to form for Connor, going back to sexy, soulful R&B with a hint of electro pop. Of all of Connor's albums, Sexy As Hell was probably my least favorite. It just lacked a certain something for me. New album Real Love is classic Sarah Connor to me. Not only are there big power ballads but Connor even strays out of her save place and ventures into dance/pop territory with her first single "Cold As Ice." After going for an up-tempo club stomper for the first single, Connor's label X-Cell is going with a ballad for single #2 - specifically the album's title track, "Real Love." Due out December 10th, German fans can pre-order the single now. While it's no "From Sarah With Love," "Real Love" is a nice vehicle for Connor. It will be interesting to see how this one charts.