You know if you’ve captured the attention of Jorja Smith and Billie Eilish then you kind of know you’ve probably made it.
If you haven’t already heard of UK soul singer and BBC Sound of 2020 winner, Celeste, then get reading because this gifted gal just dropped a brand new single, ‘Little Runaway’.
‘Little Runaway’ is definitely one track to get excited about, premiering as the Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. The piano-led tune was released alongside an innovative video directed by frequent collaborator, Sophie Jones.
Speaking about the new tune, Celeste reveals the song is about seeking answers from a higher power when things just don’t seem to make sense from time to time.
For Celeste, the single’s lyrics echo the notion that everyone has a guardian angel or a protector during these times.
Many of the song’s verses originated as a saxophone sample which eventually transformed into the melody.
Another surprise standout of this release was the accompanying ethereal artwork and images, these were created in collaboration with photographer, Elizavetta Porodina better known as the brains behind covers for Vogue Russia and China.
The new single follows on from her FINNEAS-produced single, ‘I Can See The Change‘ which drew praise from Billie Eilish and Christina Aguilera.
Even FINNEAS shared his admiration for Celeste on his Instagram, where he wrote, “Celeste is gonna go down as one of the greats, it was a thrill to produce this song for her.”
The one thing that continues to amaze us about Celeste, is that she’s only just getting started in the global music scene.
With plenty planned for 2020 and a debut long-form project in the works for early next year, ensures Celeste’s lush voice is firmly here to stay.
Go get your copy of ‘Little Runaway’ HERE.