Candy Girl is the first single from John McKeowns official debut album When You're Real and first appeared on his unofficial debut album last year (yes... I'm just as confused). The song has been re-recorded with producer D'Mitri Tikovoi who has previously worked with Placebo, Ed Harcourt and The Hours and has been given a rousing anthemic folk makeover and you know what... he may just have a hit on his hands. The pop overtones of the original recording have been replaced with looping fiddles, banjos and a new found confidence that could quite easily find its way onto Radio 2's playlist.
McKeown may be nudging 50 but with a change of producer he seems to have found his sound. What a difference a year makes.