Track Of The Day – Femme – 2016 (Cry Cry Cry)


The colossal wrecking ball that is 2016 is almost over ….. thank f**k. It’s a year that’s taken so much whilst giving back sweet F.A. and as such you might not think such a wretched, gloom laden 12 months could possibly form the basis of a festive tune. But glittery pop act FEMME manages to pull it off with some style. ‘2016 ( Cry, Cry Cry)’ documents some of the misery this year has inflicted with wit and warmth and ultimately leaves us feeling hopeful for better days. Although one suspects 2017 might have other ideas up its sleeve Wink

She says of the song “I wasn’t sure I would be able to top last year’s (sensational) “Santa (Be Good To Me)” but after 2016 provided such a rich source of material I couldn’t help but give it a go. Now I find myself one more festive track closer to ‘FEMME: The Ultimate Christmas Album’ (expected 2024).As much as I am poking fun at what is surely a year for the history books, I also wanted to pay tribute to all the stars we’ve lost this year and some of the heartbreaking events that have dominated this year’s headlines. “

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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