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Caro Emerald – Stuck

| On 05, Dec 2011

Caro Emerald is the most secretly-kept pop star I can think of. Her album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor has reached platinum status and is being re-released in its celebration, but she’s not as ubiquitous as this might suggest.

A mere look at her new video for Stuck, and you can immediately see that her whole image was destined to cause the public to rise from their couches screaming :“Oh, here is a different kind of pop star!” .

And to an extent she is: the interestingly jazzy shades her pop songs take, the pop-art retro inspirations, and her unconventional appearance – she’s a Mediterranean-looking, Netherlands-born, curvy Jessica Rabbit type – are all characteristics that incite such a reaction.

Stuck itself is a breezy, romance-imbued Saint-Tropez kind of track, given a twist by the incorporation of a horn section and the seductive care freeness Caro exudes. The way this single, timidly yet exuberantly, tries different musical solutions within the pop realm is all to be praised.

Chiara Amoretto