Posted at 3:36 PM, 15 June 2009 -
Jessie Malakouti's new single, "Standing Up For The Lonely", is the "Song Of The Day" on Popjustice.
Popjustice describes the song as «a defiant modern disco record with a slightly mournful, triumph-over-adversity element»:
«Xenomania-backed solo popstrel - and former member of defunct LA trio Shut Up Stella - Jessie Malakouti is currently on tour with The Saturdays ahead of a big bells and whistles-type launch in the coming months.
Depending on which Jessie song you're listening to her voice is a bit like late-80s Madonna, a bit like early-90s Kylie and/or a bit like mid-2000s Gwen and the singer 'has what it takes' to be a popstar in a way most buffoons thrown out onto a stage kind of don't. They used to call it 'x-factor' but now we are not allowed to mention that phrase because it makes people think of Louis Walsh's stupid face.
'Standing Up For The Lonely' is a defiant modern disco record with a slightly mournful, triumph-over-adversity element that's filtered its way through everything from 'I Will Survive' to, perhaps not entirely coincidentally, Cher's 'Believe'. It's the lead track on a megamix sampler thing you can download from Jessie's website - it also features a bit of 'Crash Bang Baby' and various other hits-to-be.»
Jessie Malakouti is currently on a UK tour supporting The Saturdays. These are the remaining dates of the tour:
June 16 The Hexagon, Reading.
June 17 Cliff Pavillions, Southend.
June 20 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
June 25 Brighton Dome, Brighton.
Here's a clip of Jessie performing "Jungle Town":
Labels: Jessie Malakouti