Single Review

Annie Keating – Sunshine Parade: Single Review

Annie’s Back – at her joyous, devilish best! Sunshine Parade is the forthcoming single from Brooklyn’s Annie Keating.

Release Date:  15th August 2022

Label: Self Release

Formats: Download

You may have read, elsewhere in these pages, the wonderful news that our favourite Brooklynite, the wonderful Annie Keating will be back in Blighty in September and October for an autumn tour that, I’m sure, will build on the success of Annie’s previous visit back in the spring.  We’ve already published details of the tour, but if you missed that announcement, you can catch up with it here – and, as we’ve already advised – this is a tour that you miss at your peril!

To coincide with the tour, Annie will be releasing a pair of singles and the first of these, Sunshine Parade – a magnificent example of what Annie Keating is all about – will be making its rounds any time now, and my advice is: Don’t Miss It.

The song kicks in with a confident drumbeat and a tasty organ lick.  Annie is on top vocal form and Teddy Kumpel’s gritty guitar fills are a delight.  Annie’s lyrics are playful with just the right level of naughtiness thrown in for good measure, as she lets us know that “I’m feeling salty and little bit sweet,” and “I’ve got a light burning bright/ Let’s paint the town red tonight.”  The sonic picture is completed by a fantastic Teddy Kumpel guitar solo and a wonderfully Beatle-ish psychedelic fadeout.

Annie Keating has a knack of coming up with killer song after killer song.  We’ve raved at great length about her 2021 album, Bristol County Tides and her February 2022 single, Twenty-22 was probably my song of the year so far – but Sunshine Parade might just nick that accolade. It’s THAT good!  Make no mistake, Sunshine Parade is Annie Keating at her joyous, devilish best.  Essential listening.  See you all on the tour.

Listen again to Feels Like Home, Annie’s March 2022 single, here:

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