Clare Maguire is one of the most exciting new vocalists to look out for in 2011. I first tipped you about the British singer in my recent CNN segment that featured a clip of the stunning "Ain't Nobody" video. Maguire's poise and unique delivery echo memories of the powerful vocals of Annie Lennox, the quirky innovations of Kate Bush and the soul of Johnny Cash.
Clare has been working on her debut album with producer Fraser T Smith. She explains that at the core of the project and her delivery is relatable songwriting. "I wanted an album where you felt each of the songs in a different part of your body," the British singer explains. "In your head, in your heart, in your feet when you’re dancing. I wanted something that really connected with people, so everybody felt something from it."
This week, Clare's "You're Electric" is the free track of the week on iTunes in the U.K.. If you're not in the U.K., make sure to listen and grab it in the player below to sample the raw talent that is Clare Maguire. Stunning from beginning to end. Download it here.