The songs are written and brought to life however they want to live. A Blue Flame serve the song rather than writing songs to fit a sound. When most people say they're eclectic they 're still working within the same basic set of rules. They don't, with influences from anywhere and everywhere - pop, duwop, 60's, 80's indie, jazz, folk, you name it...
A Blue Flame have been described as reminiscent of artists like David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Divine Comedy, Billy Joel, Nick Cave, Pulp, Harry Chapin, Burt Bacharach, Morrissey, Paul Weller, The Kinks, Everything But The Girl and many more. Doubtless, you'll find someone else not already on the list. Quite simply: A Blue Flame are timeless.
'The Girl Inside Of You' is a catchy Pop-Rock song with intelligent lyrics and crafty singing that - warning - will stay in your head for a long time.
'Empty Head' was single 10 in October 2016. Ah, the desperation of knowing that whatever you know, it isn't enough, that your life has a hollow emptiness at its core. Or maybe just listen to Tony Robinson's trumpet, think back to The Teardrop Explodes and jump up and down!
'Back to the Stars' was the 11th single of 2016. Played already on the BBC, it's a beautiful lament, sounding like it's coming up from a smoky cellar club in 1944...
'Be Your Own Hero' is the last single of 2016. A Blue Flame recorded and released a song every month last year. They may end up on an album together or they may not!
This song is a slice of Gypsy Jazz, written in response to events last year in the awareness that maybe none of us are responsible for anything except ourselves and how we treat other people.
All in all, one doesn't easily pinpoint a style to A Blue Flame. Is that a bad thing? Not at all. In every song, there's something for everybody. Exquisite songwriting, great musicality and Richard Stone's superb singing wonderfully blended together into dazzling pop songs.
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