Nadine Shah - "Runaway"
Nadine Shah does not have the voice of an angel. Rather, she has a dark and brooding tone, punctuated by her use of traditional almost operatic vibrato. This unique tone gives her the depth to tackle subjects that don't often surface in a lot of run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter-y tracks. Shah is fearless when it comes to subject matter, and on "Runaway" she addresses issues of abandonment, rejection and betrayal in a confrontational style. Never blaming herself or yielding to a weak, self-pitying state, she blazes along the marching beat percussion and roaring guitars, keeping time with her accusatory yet sorrowful articulations. There are no excuses here and no backing down—Shah's war-path is a journey through the darkest parts of the human psyche and the weapon she brandishes is her own voice. - harmonicait