You recognise the house style of that artwork don’t you? That’s right, this is the next single off the Golden Rules label’s funk and soul sampler The Originals Vol. 2 and what a track it is too. For this release the label have chosen soul torch song Wonderland by new London-based outfit Wonder 45 and it’s a proper little smoulderer showcasing the voice of singer Gavin Conder. Slow-burning organ? Check. Love-based lyrics with soaring chorus? Check. Big horns on said soaring chorus? Check again. Grab loved one, sway slowly and get your lighters up. Oh sorry, it’s – er – torches on phones these days isn’t it – not quite the same but this track will make up for that particular shortfall. Golden Rules: bringing soul back to the people alright.
(Out 6 May digitally on Golden Rules/ Pre-order vinyl (shipping 1 October) on Happy People Records)