Hot Video Alert: Dionne Bromfield feat. Diggy Simmons - Yeah Right
As much as I enjoyed Dionne Bromfield's first album, made up entirely of Motown covers, I knew it wasn't a formula for a long career. Sure, artists like Michael Bublé have made careers out of covering standards but for a 15 year-old talent like Bromfield, I knew that her sophomore record had to be something more original, literally. First single, "Yeah Right," is original alright. It's a complete original and I love everything about it. Dionne Bromfield still maintains her Motown sound while singing something that's current...something that's right now. Featuring an appearence from up & coming U.S. rapper, reality star and son of Rev. Run Simmons - Diggy Simmons - "Yeah Right" is a soulful, sassy anthem and the perfect vehicle to re-launch Bromfield into the musical spotlight.
Check out the fun video BELOW, directed by Emil Nava (Parade, Jessie J), featuring Dionne Bromfield, Diggey Simmons and a crew of back up dancers shaking their stuff around a fancy old hotel. Bromfield is signed to Lioness Records, an imprint of Univeral/Island Records, started by her Godmother, singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. "Yeah Right" is the first single to be released off Bromfield's sophomore album, Good For The Soul, due out in the Spring.
"The album is a collection of all new soul songs co-written by Dionne and some of the UK's premier songwriters, and looks set to establish her as a writer and genuine star in her own right. Good For The Soul is absolutely the birth of Dionne Bromfield: the artist. It is a sound that fits perfectly into the catalogue of a new British soul tradition, of artists like Plan B and Paloma Faith that have contemporised their Motown leanings, freshly minting them for a brand new generation"Perfect! This is exactly what I had in mind for Bromfield's sophomore record. Keep the soul, but make it modern. Looks like Dionne Bromfield is in it for the long haul.