Listening Post

Patience has completed her ambition to make a sad dancefloor pop song that sounds like Robyn

'White of an Eye' is Roxanne Clifford's third single

It’s late-ish. Maybe 1am. You’ve had a couple of Sambucas, mind wandering towards an end-of-night kebab. It’s hot and sticky and blurry on the dance-floor. Then this song comes on. Now, I’m not saying this is an instant classic, but you can just imagine Patience’s ‘White of an Eye’ turning the pub backroom into a teary mess.

It’s basically my way of saying this is really good – it has the feel of an ’80s pop classic.

Patience, by the way, is Roxanne Clifford, formerly of Veronica Falls. She was born in Manchester, but has now made a home in Los Angeles.

One of her first interviews about her new project is right her in fact. “It started as an experiment,” she said at the time. “I wanted to see if I could write like Robyn.” She can.

‘White of an Eye’, her third single, comes out via Glasgow’s Night School Records on 22 September.

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