Saturday, 14 April 2012

King Charles - Lady Percy

I can't decide whether I love or hate this. 

King Charles, aka Charles Costa, has most recently been seen supporting Mumford & Sons on their UK and US tours, but previously he formed the band Adventure Playground which toured with the likes of Laura Marling and Noah And The Whale before splitting in 2008.  Now a solo artist, Lady Percy is the single in anticipation for debut album 'LoveBlood' in May.

On the one hand, Lady Percy is instantly likeable.  Upbeat, lively, rhythmic and catchy, it's got everything you could want from a pop song.  As soon as the opening guitar riff starts, you know straight away that summer is in bloom.  It's sort of Mika meets Paul Simon - cheesy and full to the brim with positivity.

On the other hand, the lyrics are utter nonsense with its sea horses and dolphins pre-chorus, whilst the steel drums are likely to grate quickly.  Nevertheless, this is a summer party anthem in the making.


Listen: King Charles's debut album 'LoveBlood' is released on May 7th.