Paloma Faith has friends in high places.
Take new single 'Can't Rely On You'. Riding atop an addictive, contagious riff, Faith's vocals twist and turn in a soulful manner, with none other than Pharrell Williams on co-wrote duties.
Out on February 23rd, a number of remixes have been commissioned. With her magpie eye for new sounds, Paloma Faith has proved to be a shrewd judge of guest producer - calling in a few favours in the process.
MK - Marc Kinchen - is a true house legend, and one of the most adept remixers in the game. Capable of beefing up underground sounds and adding flair to commercial material, the producer's knack to guessing the crowd's appetite saw him score a UK number one single last year.
Grabbing hold of 'Can't Rely On You' the producer strips out the riff and focuses on the beat. Amping things up, MK gives a true Chicago flair to Paloma Faith's songwriting as he twists and turns her vocals inside out.
A euphoric, hugely uplifting take on a hit-single-in-waiting, expect this to reach some surprising places as the year goes on.
Listen to it first on Clash.
'Can't Rely On You' is set to be released on February 23rd.