Hot Video Alert: Clare Maguire - The Last Dance
English singer/songwriter and Universal/Polydor recording artist Clare Maguire recently released the visually STUNNING video for new single, "The Last Dance" on YouTube. Like Maguire herself, the AlexandLiane-directed video is absolutely GORGEOUS. Maguire looks like a cross between Katy Perry and Sarah Brightman and sounds like a mix of Annie Lennox and Florence Welsh. Featuring powerhouse vocals from Maguire, one of my 'Ones To Watch in 2011" the song backs up my prediction and has me practically salivating over the upcoming release of her debut album, Light After Dark, due in the UK on February 28th.
Due for release on February 20th, "The Last Dance," was written by Maguire the day after Michael Jackson's death in response to cruel comments about the late legend which makes the lyrics all the more poignant. "The Last Dance" is the follow up single to Maguire's debut "Ain't Nobody" which peaked at #78 on the Official UK Singles Chart. The fabulous Breakage Remix of the Maguire's debut single is reportedly being used to promote the popular HBO vampire series True Blood, according to a Tweet by Breakage. If you fancy Clare Maguire remixes, then it looks as if "The Last Dance" is getting the remix treatment as well. According to a recent Tweet from Maguire herself:
@ClareMaguire: Just received an epic remix for #thelastdance XEPIC indeed. Can't wait! UK fans can pick up her new single, "The Last Dance" on February 20th, followed by the album Light After Dark on Feburary 28th. U.S. fans can download Maguire's Let's Begin EP (HERE) featuring the song "You're Electric" as well as two live performances and an iTunes interview. Also make sure you download "Ain't Nobody" on iTunes now (HERE) as well as the fabulous Breakage remix (HERE). No word yet on when Maguire's album will be released in the States but we can expect it sometime in 2011 once the album's been released and promoted in her native UK. As soon as I know, you will know!