With the heart-stopping tales and spine-tingling vocals, the West Country born and bred singer/songwriter Sian Cross ‘Gave Away’ (see what we did there) the spotlight for long enough. Sian has shared the stage with numerous highly impressive names such as Stevie Wonder, Jessie J and Daniel Bedingfield, but it soon became simply mandatory for ears everywhere that she stepped into the center.
With nods of approval in the form of airplays from BBC Radio 6Music’s Tom Robinson, BBC Radio London’s Gary Crowley as well as various BBC Introducing Live On Air performances, Sian’s solo career took off with a bang. All of the previous, happening whilst the artist was writing/recording two EP’s as well as embarking on a busy festival line up and supporting Sons Of Pitches, Hue & Cry and Paul Carrack. Clearly, the spotlight welcomed Sian Cross with open arms whilst her solo career was solidified with a cherry on top in the form of a Royal Albert Hall show.
Now, the songstress is back with new single ‘Gave Away’ from her up-coming and highly anticipated second EP called ‘Catalyst’. With carefully crafted power, punch and poignancy reminiscent of Alice Merton and CAT and the dirty drops of Elohim, the single delivers what Sian does best, but better than ever. Through powerful synth beats from the get go, meticulous timing and commanding, sultry yet genuine vocals, we are met with the perfect balance of intimate vulnerability and inner-strength.
Renowned for singing about the things that matter, Sian’s upcoming EP follows suit. With each song allowing a different voice to be heard; from pregnancy and addiction through Alzheimer’s to heartbreak, Sian’s sonic authenticity is there and it is captivating.