Introducing Rumer... Discover her here

By Admin May 18, 2012

If you haven't yet heard of Sarah Joyce, we're here to enlighten you, and hopefully make your world a little sweeter with some of the 32-year-old's stunning tunes.

The Pakistani-born singer and songwriter, who lives in London, first wowed fans when she dropped her debut album Seasons of My Soul back in 2010.

After moving more than one million copies globally, Rumer's talent was appropriately honoured and she was crowned MOJO’s much-coveted Breakthrough Act of 2011. Last year the songbird was also nominated for two prestigious Brit Awards, for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Female Solo Artist.

Even music legend Elton John has acknowledged Rumer’s gift.

“It’s great to have a singer like that in Britain. They don’t come along that often,” he said.

When she wasn't busy accepting accolades and other achievement last year, Rumer spent time in the studio, working on her highly anticipated sophomore delivery Boys Don’t Cry.

Her new album, tipped for release on June 1, features a collection of tracks from the 70s. Rumer said she loved the challenge of injecting new life into songs from previous eras.

“I just love songwriters. I feel more like an actor or a painter when tackling their work, as you’re just trying to find the character underneath,” she said.

The album features tracks by music greats like Todd Rundgren, Townes Van Zandt, Ronnie Lane, Tim Hardin, Leon Russell, Isaac Hayes and Bob Marley.

Rumer’s careful selection of songs not only pays tribute to some of music’s forgotten greats but also showcases her ability to get totally lost in the characters inside her songs.

“The songs don’t always sound that much like the originals by the end but they are emotional impressions of them,” she explained.

“I wanted to try and inhabit these male voices, which at first seemed distant to me.”

Click here for a free download of "Welcome Back"

In the meantime, check out this breathtaking live performance of Rumer's "Sara Smile" performed live for BBC

Want more? Watch Rumer's performance of "P.F. Sloan"

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