Part novelty-song, part love song, part self-deprecation, the new single from songwriter Simon Clothier is good, clean fun. Released through Universal Records under the name Nigellarox, the single is pitched as a ‘tribute’ to TV personality and chef Nigella Lawson.
Simply titled ‘Nigella’, the track does everything right. It’s a folky ditty, incredibly catchy (try not humming the chorus after the very first listen), and well produced. It would be interesting to see what Clothier is able to do longer term, and whether this kind of quality can be turned to more straightforward songwriting.
In the meantime though, this is an entertaining turn to say the least.