TUNE The Courtesans - The Power of Love
The Courtesans have garnered fans all over the globe further supported by their live UK shows, as inspriritors of confidence, empowerment and self-love: ever-evolving, never conforming. Which is quite fitting considering the controversial Frankie Goes To Hollywood outfit were back in the 80s.
'The Power of Love' á la Courtesan is brimming with dichotomy: front-woman Sinead La Bella's pure vocals rub against with snarling hooks, tribal drums and in parts, ghostly doom-pop beats. Where Holly Johnson serenades, Sinead toys gently with the delivery of each lyric. Where Frankie sings about light, The Courtesans pull this Christmas gem under their cloak of untamed velvet darkness as they bring this 1984 classic back to life.
Sitting most definitely within the realms of rock and in parts flirting with grinding metal sounds, those trademark Courtesans shifts between angelic vocals and grandiose backing underpin the atmosphere we've come to expect from the ladies.
It's a tall order to put 'The Power of Love' in its purest form into a single track and The Courtesans' take on it is a fitting triumph to a year of wins for the band, and a fresh taste of what fans can expect from the all-girl quartet in 2015.