You and I and James Skelly

24 Aug

Incredibly romantic and flat out retro, James Skelly and The Intenders “You and I” is without a doubt the modern day version of The Drifters “Save The Last Dance For Me.”

The two share closely sounding background melodies, with clinking percussion and playful guitar rhythms. Interchange the lyrics with The Drifter’s tune and vice versa and one can see how they perfectly relate to one another.

But this is not in any way a rip off. Skelly’s voice cuts like a razor through the lush lyrics, growling his way through the gush worthy sentiments. There’s an edge here that you won’t find in “Save The Last Dance.” In fact it is the grit in Skelly’s voice that ultimately sets “You and I” apart from more safe and clean ballads of the of decades past

So grab a partner and slow dance your way into the perfect moment.

Discography: Love Undercover (2013).

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