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Rebecca Ferguson announces first Billie Holiday Single 'Get Happy'

Rebecca Ferguson is ready for a big Billie Holiday comeback
Rebecca Ferguson is ready for a big Billie Holiday comeback

The pressure is on for British songstress Rebecca Ferguson, as the Liverpudian singer has announced the first details of her upcoming new single, taken from the Billie Holiday project the singer’s been focussing on for the last year.

‘Get Happy’, released March 2, is the first outing of ‘Lady Sings The blue’, Ferguson’s take on some of Billie Holiday’s career-defining moments. The upbeat, swing track seems like the perfect match for Ferguson, who’s already accomplished two highly successful record albums to date.

In a video, explaining the concept regarding ‘Lady Sings The Blues’, the mother of three already claimed she wanted to explore the swing and jazz music more. With her silky, warm voice giving her interpretation on the all time 1940 swing legend, seems more than a match in heaven.

We’re intrigued but above all excited!

Rebecca channels her inner Billie Holiday

Rebecca Ferguson is ready for a big Billie Holiday comeback
Rebecca Ferguson is ready for a big Billie Holiday comeback

Former X Factor starlet Rebecca Ferguson, declared in an interview with Metro yesterday that she is no longer looking for love, and while she’s being pretty busy being the mum of three, the singer has found the time to get back into the studio for a little mysterious project, which she has now unveiled.

Channeling the 1940’s legend Billie Holiday, the Liverpudian nightingale is set to release her interpretation of one of her biggest albums, ‘Lady Sings The Blues’. Originally being sceptic about the project (I’m not used to doing covers), the Backtrack singer did eventually found out more about Holiday’s live and recorded the album in L.A.

In the video below, the singer reveals she is not just making a cover album, but giving her own spin to the famous tracks, and make them more approachable for today’s listeners.

‘Lady sings the blues’ is released March 9.

15 Albums We're Looking Forward to seeing released in 2015

Discover the 15 albums which are on our wishlist this year
Discover the 15 albums which are on our wishlist this year

We got some fantastic albums in 2014, with the releases of X, In the Lonely Hour as front runners but based on what we know so far, 2015 should be pretty epic too in terms of album releases. Here are 15 albums we hope to see at some stage this year;

Madonna – Rebel Heart

Well, this is of course the worst kept secret, considering a staggering 23 demo’s leaked little than a month ago, leaving Madge in quite a state. The good news however is that, it’s scheduled for beginning of March and with six tracks (five in the UK) already available through the pre-order, Madonna’s officially announced her comeback to the charts. Wahey!

Solange – TBA

2014 belonged to her big sister Beyonce, but what If baby sister Solange Knowles decided to return with a brand new album and surprise us all. Surely now that she’s married there must be room for a new album, let alone a surprise release (it runs in the family after all). No news yet from her entourage, but here’s one dreaming and hoping she doesn’t get broody first.

Ella Eyre – Feline

Ah Ella Eyre, we like Ella. Her rusty vocals, her ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude in her lyrics. Yes we like her a lot. And the album is apparently finished but been delayed due to promotion elsewhere. Early February is when we can expect this one. Woohoow!

2015 Eurovision Song Contest 

Now now! Don’t laugh, but yes actually every year we are more than thrilled for the release of all the entries that are taking part at Eurovision. This year there’s going to be 39, so we’re hoping for a big mix of eurodance, snooze euro ballads and a variety on music styles. Bring it on Europe!

Adele – 25 (Is that really what it’s called?)

Well we’re slightly over assuming here. Judging by the buzz, Adele is definitely going to rule 2015, and while we’re all expecting to be called 25, it might not be that. I mean it could be the birth date of her little son e.g for all we know. But that’s not really the point. New Adele is coming and I’m too darn excited!

Robyn – TBA

I think this is probably one of the most anticipated and long waits we had for a Scandinavian album release in a very long time. But after her collaboration EP with Royksopp, Robyn is reportedly working on a brand new EP scheduled for release in 2015. If that’s the case, album of the year!

Giorgio Moroder – 74 is the new 24

Dance producer Giorgio Moroder worked together with legends like Donna Summer and more recently Daft Punk, being an absolute icon in the world of dance, funk and disco world. This year he’s broaden his horizons even more with a brand new album featuring collaborations with Charlie XCX, Sia and the legendary Miss Britney Spears. Muchos Excitimossimos from our side.

Rihanna – TBA

2015 is turning out to be the battle of albums, with Barbadian pop princess Rihanna also wanting her share of the album pie this year. Rumours are suggesting the new album might be called ‘R8’ which makes me wonder if the album comes with a score card if that’s the name. Anyhow, considering Rihanna has taken her time for it, 2 years in fact, we’re very intrigued to find out what she got in store for us.

Fifth Harmony – Reflection

The debut album of new girl group, Fifth Harmony is coming pretty close with a release date scheduled mid January. We’re pretty intrigued about these five girls that were put together during the US version of the X Factor two years ago, considering they have all the right ingredients to give us some very fine pop music, even if the release of Bo$$, was a pretty wrong thing to do here in the UK (It should have been sledgehammer).

Rebecca Ferguson – TBA

Meanwhile in the UK, Former X Factor runner up Rebecca Ferguson is also expected to release a brand new album in the first part of the year. Expected in March, we’re quite intrigued whether album number three will see Rebecca put on her dancing shoes and take the charts by storm once more.

Janet Jackson – TBA

There’s a lot of wishful thinking here, unfortunately. No official confirmation whether Miss Jackson is back in the recording studio, but wouldn’t it be absolutely brilliant if Janet were to come back at the same time as all the other diva’s?

Leon Else – TBA

24 year old Leon Else from Kent, unveiled his debut EP consisting of four tracks, last year and judging by the lead single ‘River Full of Liquor’, this young fella has got all the right stuff to deliver and be big in 2015. So no wonder, considering we’re this blown away, we’re eager to get a studio album with his no beating around the bush lyrics and heavenly electro-pop a pronto.

Kodaline – Coming Up For Air 

Irish band Kodaline are set to release their brand new single, Honest in the coming weeks, leaving us already pretty excited of what’s to come on their second studio album ‘Coming Up For Air’. It won’t be a long wait as the album is out February 9th and hopes to do as equally well as its 2013 predecessor.

Fleur East – TBA

yes 2014 X Factor runner up Fleur East stole the show and limelight on several occasions throughout the annual talent show, proving she is the ultimate package. It will be very interesting what this lady will have in store, coming 2015. I think it’s pretty safe to say that things will be pretty quiet until August-September’ish before an announcement is due.

Britney Spears – TBA

Yes you heard that right, the legendary Miss Spears is also set to release a brand new studio album this year. Thank God for that, ‘Britney Jean’ was anything but the quality and pop we was hoping for by the pop princess, so let’s hope lovely Britney gets it totally right this time around. Iggy Azalea is involved on the first single, so that will be interesting, although not a guarantee (Ask Jennifer Lopez).