With her 80s hits behind her, this month saw the return of Carmel – back for the first time since the turn of the millennium – with double A side single ‘Sad Situation’ and ‘Single Wife Blues’.
Those who remember her from first time around will recall hits such as Bad Day, More More More, Sally, It’s All in the Game and more, while those new to her soulful vocal will come fresh to these new releases – the first of which is particularly pleasing with its summery vibe and catchy chorus.
Second track ‘Second Wife Blues’ is also fun, blending pop with blues via a tale which could only come from a musician experienced in life.
It remains to be seen whether the new releases from Carmel can capture anywhere close to the success of her previous ventures. But either way, it’s good to have her back.