Sinead Burgess - Ain't Thinking About You
Currently setting the UK alight in her support slot on the Kezia GIll "Misfit" tour, and with a London headline show to follow on Monday in London at The Slaughtered Lamb - Sinead Burgess has dropped her latest single "Ain't Thinking About You" - following on from the highly successful previous one "Rolling Stones".
If the earlier single referenced the familiar riff driven side of the Stones, this one at times pays a nod to their more soulful period and so we are awash with backing singers, though the stand out feature is undoubtedly Sinead's lead vocal - the conversational style vocal is going to draw comparisons with the likes of Sheryl Crow although to our ears Sinead has a little more bite!
The opening is an acoustic jungle of guitars and percussion mixed with those soothing backing vocals and a lone electric guitar establishing a groundwork before Sinead vocally makes an appearance
In essence it's a break up song - yet is also an awakening, an epiphany that things that may have initially seemed a little dark were in reality a cause for celebration
"Been a bit of a ride since we said goodbye,
Drew that line in the Cali sunshine.
Stuck in your way, so I went mine.
Not gonna lie, yeah it took some time,
Meditation days, Jameson nights,
But ya girl came out clean on the other side.
Who knew all I had to do was leave you behind?"
There are lots of mopey songs from people about life after a breakup, so full kudos to Sinead for shining a light on the other side of splitting up. The chorus is a delight especially the fourth line as Sinead races through the vocal gears and of course the final pay off line.
"Ooooo take a look at me, Flying like a bird finally free,
I’m surfing the waves of the wind,
You said I’d be back again
While you watched me fade from view,
But every time you think me,
Know that I ain’t thinking about you."
The whole song captures an exhilarating freedom and any thoughts of reconciliation are swiftly nailed on the head with the final line in the second verse that soars in that last word.
"You and me are fine so long as we got no connection"
It's a glorious closing section that emphasises the new found freedom finally asserting as if there were any doubt
"I ain’t thinking bout you baby that’s the truth!"
Sinead Burgess supported by Brooke Law play The Slaughtered Lamb London Monday 23rd October