That Tom McRae single I mentioned, “Lipstick”, is out now. It’s one of those “featuring Tom McRae” arrangements where the original artist ‘Wills and the Willing’ supplied the backing track and a bit of rap and he wrote and performed the rest.
I have to say I absolutely love all of the Tom McRae bits – it’s the best thing he’s done in quite a while, especially when he gets to rock out a bit towards the end. Sadly, although I’m not normally averse to a bit of rock/rap fusion, the rap bits just don’t work for me.
Still, I’ve bought it on iTunes. You can also hear it on his myspace account (although the contrast with the downloaded version from iTunes only serves to remind me how much streaming audio changes the mix and sound of a song.)