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The ShortListen: Grace Lightman (no. 309)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Grace Lightman

What’s the story? Well this is just the thing for a hazy summer's day. Faultless is London singer Grace Lightman's follow-up to October debut track Vapour Trails, and it's a pretty apt description of the track: a woozy concoction of synth, strings and unexpected chord progressions. Vocally, she's 90 per cent Kate Bush and 10 per cent Lana Del Rey, but musically there's inspirations and influences from all over: a big debt to the likes of Goldfrapp, even touches of the jazzier elements of Radiohead's output. This is a rich delight of a song.

For fans of: Kate Bush, Radiohead, Lana Del Rey

In three words: Woozy electro ballad

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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