Well, this past week has been very eventful in music – exciting debuts from Alex & Sierra, Ella Henderson, You+Me and as far as I’m concerned, the comeback of Jessie J after her 2011 debut. No, I didn’t forget about her sophomore but it was so painfully underwhelming I chose to disregard the fact that it ever existed.
Back on the topic, this week’s TOTW is Ella Henderson’s Empire, track #2 from her new album entitled Chapter One.
This glorious track sings of the progress of a strong romantic relationship, with a powerful chorus that shows off Henderson’s vocals magnificently.
Indeed, Henderson’s voice cuts through sharp from the very first second and all through the track builds up to a mountainous climax, then an upbeat finish.
Easy to be mistaken as one of Ryan Tedder’s works, as it just oozes that mid-tempo ballad-y sound that he’s known for, this track is actually produced by TMS – the songwriting and production trio responsible for a handful of fellow X-Factor alumni’s chart success, including Little Mix (Wings, DNA), Misha B (Do You Think of Me), James Arthur (You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You, Recovery) and etc.
All in all, I smell ‘next single’… 😉