'" Lisa Stansfield -Music Video Carry On
Lisa Stansfield's pure tones have so obviously influenced Adele and Jessie Ware that it's an injustice she's been nearly forgotten. That said, she hasn't really helped herself, releasing only two albums since 1997, and refusing to join other 1980s stars on the Here and Now circuit. But she may yet have the last laugh – her first record in 10 years is both a reminder of her abilities, and a lesson in gracefully navigating the hurdles of making a comeback at age 47. The biggest hurdle for many is attempting to be "relevant", which she gets round by simply not bothering. Lush 90s R&B – as heard in the opening Can't Dance – is currently fashionable, but she was there first, and her authoritative soulfulness is persuasive indeed. g