Must Hear: Cleo Sol – ‘Never The Right Time’

Published: Tuesday 8th May 2012 by Sam

Who is Cleo Sol?

 It’s a question no doubt on the minds of many reading this. Yet, it’s a question the Londoner provides an emphatic answer to with debut single ‘Never The Right Time’.

British bred, the 22 year old has been a fixture on the London live circuit, drumming up a buzz which carried her into Island Records late last year. There she would ink her first major label deal.

Since then, Sol has been cooking up her hotly anticipated LP, the first taste of which you can hear below…

Yes, yes, and yes!

In an increasingly “globalised” industry, there is mounting pressure to deliver material that appeals to a mass market. And while  many opt for fist-pumping Electro-Pop, Cleo cleverly delivers a brand of Soul-Pop with ‘Never’ that both speaks to an audience both home and beyond. Great track.

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  1. skintightjeans May 8, 2012


  2. myke May 8, 2012

    no one is checking for this stupid uk artist f*** all of these new heaux trying to make a name for themselves.

  3. Auntie_Jackie May 8, 2012

    Sounds like Solange or Nivea. Not a great song, but it’s catchy, which is great for her!

  4. lanell May 8, 2012

    NO, NO, and NO, Come on sam!! …. this is just average at best!! you need to get your ears checked!! the song is not that good!

  5. JJFan1814 May 8, 2012


  6. uk101 May 8, 2012

    she has released better than this. this song definatley lets her down. bad choice for your debut single.

  7. Chuck May 8, 2012

    Oh my G!!!!! she is hot, I hope thats not photoshopped, damn I would tap that and make her a star, these ugly h*** on here are just jealous…oh hope she makes it.

  8. JP May 8, 2012

    LOL Exactly…no shade to U.K. artists on their grind, but most of us are U.S. based. The sound just isn’t appealing.

    • toohotfortv June 18, 2012

      are u kidding. there is nothing particularly UK sounding about this track. if anything its very US because it obviously borrows from the Rich Harrison who crafted Amerie/Beyonce/ MJB… so stfu with that. i thought people were becoming more open-minded. good for you sam. rep yo set!

  9. HALF AMAZIN May 8, 2012

    Too much production for her voice. She does sound a lot like Nivea and Solange. Same type of soft soprano. It’s not awful but not good either.

  10. courtney May 8, 2012

    Love it sours like dil by beyonce

  11. higig May 8, 2012

    GO SUCK YUH MUDDAH (in a jamaican accent) BRAP BRAP BRAP!!!

  12. Yan May 8, 2012

    this is so hot. Thank you Sam for introducing her.

  13. Dorsey May 8, 2012

    LOVED IT !! i wanna move to the UK !

  14. courtney May 9, 2012

    On repeat

  15. millhouse May 9, 2012

    This sounds like some ol ass Amerie…. not feeling it… This would have been a hot song in 03…. NEXT

  16. GwadaForceOne May 9, 2012

    she’s mixed with jamaican, serbian and spanish ! she looks lovely !

  17. Daniel May 9, 2012

    This is Hot!! I want to hear more from her

  18. REDRULEZ May 11, 2012

    damn nobody wants to give artist a chance ever… wtf do people want to hear the same type of music all the time

  19. paserock May 15, 2012

    This track is a welcome return to quality – amazing summer vibez. Y’all haters.

  20. Danny Boy May 22, 2012

    LOVE THIS TRACK!!! Make way for the UK. SO refreshing!! Real Modern Soul… GO CLEO

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