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Kiesza - Sound of a Woman - 'sounds like a Calvin Harris/Shakira collaboration without either'

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Kiesza - Sound of a Woman

Kiesza - Sound of a Woman

Kiesza - Sound of a Woman

There has been a growing buzz behind the Canadian chameleon, despite an ill-advised re-working of 90's staple 'What Is Love'.

For the first third of Sound of a Woman, it's totally justified. 'Losin' My Mind' drops a chilled old-school beat, and adds Soul II Soul strings, wrapped in a soulful vocal.

Built upon a classic house motif, 'Hideaway' calls to mind both Hercules & Love Affair and Disclosure.

But after the pace drips on 'So Deep', it struggles to recover. Sound of a Woman sounds like a Calvin Harris/Shakira collaboration without either, and by the time the pounding beats return on 'The Love', they sound more generic than before.