'Never The Right Time'
Released 23rd July 2012
The UK has never been more ready for Cleo Sol and it's certainly been a long time since we were proud to champion a real UK pop soul diva that deserved the props. Set to launch her attack on the UK airwaves, Cleo releases her single 'Never the Right Time' on 23rd July through Island Records.
After years of singing for family and friends ‘Cleo Sol’ was born (the Sol paying homage to her sunny Spanish heritage) a moniker she created at aged 16. She then posted a few tracks on MySpace and was spotted by veteran underground producer Davinche (Kano’s P’s & Q’s). This relationship proved to be instrumental in putting her in the frame with some of the most impressive names on the UK Urban scene including Tinie Tempah (she featured on ‘Tears’), Wretch 32’s ‘Dancefloor’, Bashy's ‘Riding for Love’ and of course Davinche’s ‘Hero’. In 2010, Cleo also featured on ‘Give a Little Love’ with Roll Deep and Wretch 32.
'Never The Right Time' is Cleo Sol's statement of intent; reminiscent old skool 70s soul meets Crazy In Love confidence, making a first impression with more soul than your mum's Sunday cooking.
Cleo was raised in Ladbroke Grove by musical parents and has settled on a sound that reflects her unique heritage (her mother is half Serbian, half Spanish and her father is Jamaican). She's that girl from school who always dared to be different, with a retro style that says New York block party with a touch of St Martin's college reunion. “If all else fails, it’s all about the big hair and big earrings” she says.
For all those girls singing their hearts out in front of the mirror, you might just have a new diva to deliver that song to.