In the five years since releasing her debut studio album Light After Dark, Clare Maguire has released two EPs and featured on singles by Starsmith and High Contrast but now the British singer is gearing up for the launch of her long awaited sophomore set Stranger Things Have Happened which is due out on 27 May.
This week Clare released the first taster from the record to iTunes and unveiled its music video. Elizabeth Taylor is a gorgeous, heartfelt ballad that sees the BBC Sound of 2011 finalist deploying her powerfully emotive vocals over a piano-led backing, bolstered by a beautiful strings arrangement.
The song – a rich ode to love lost – is a senses-battering soul-stirrer that is brimming with unbridled emotion. It’s gold in the hands of Maguire whose raw, unfaltering vocals naturally ebb and flow alongside the rich instrumental accompaniment, re-establishing her position as a talented force to be reckoned with on the music scene.
Preorder Stranger Things Have Happened now and watch the video for Elizabeth Taylor below.