#631 Cherry Head, Cherry Heart – Dark Clouds

Cherry Head, Cherry Heart is the original-composition project of Naomi Lowe and Andy Johnson who play in the Housemartins/Beautiful South cover band The Southmartins. Whilst their first album Chihuahua was very much in the Paul Heaton mould, for their second (due in September) they’re spreading their wings with a variety of musical styles. For me, the highlight of this new work is the recently released ‘Dark Clouds’. Starting with a called-out intro that is somewhere between a new-age affirmation and musical theatre, it transitions into uplifting electo-pop that will get your arms swaying above your head.