Duffy Releases 'My Boy' in March, Unveils Single Artwork
Duffy has unveiled the artwork for second single, "My Boy," taken from her sophomore set, Endlessly (A&M Records), which came out last fall. The album debuted at #9 on the UK Albums chart, which, while not as impressive as her # 1 debut album, Rockferry, still was a pretty good show of support for the Welsh singer/songwriter. Over in the U.S. Endlessly was a bit of a flop, coming in at #72. For a brand new artist from across the pond, this might be halfway decent, but considering that Rockferry peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 back in 2008, #72 is a big disappointment.
While the critics have been all over the place with regards to Duffy's new record, on the whole I'm pretty happy with it. As much as I loved Rockferry, it was all a bit one note for me. I'm pleased to hear Duffy taking some risks on her new album, experimenting with a bit more pop/electro sounds on songs like the Stuart Price co-produced "Lovestruck" and on "Girl." Single #2, "My Boy," was co-written and produced by Albert Hammond and is due out in the UK on March 14th and will be paired with an exclusive iTunes B-Side, a song called "Tell Me." The song features a rhythm section by the Grammy-winning hip-hop group The Roots. UK fans can also pre-order the song on iTunes HERE which features an exclusive remix by Tom Elmhirst. Check out the video for Duffy's first single off of Endlessly, "Well Well Well," which peaked at #41 on the UK Singles chart. Download Endlessly on iTunes HERE.