Lady Sovereign samples The Cure: The Omegle verdict
Have you heard of Omegle? It’s kind of like dogging, but without the, er, sex and car parks. You go on there and like *that*, you’re thrown into an instant message conversation with a randomly-selected stranger.
And unless you swap details, the conversation remains anonymous. Cool, right? I dunno. It was cool a week ago for a couple of minutes, anyway.
I went on to Omegle because I couldn’t quite work out the public’s perception of Lady Sovereign. Is she cool? Cheeky? “Vibrant”? Or just a wee gum-chewing guttersnipe chancer? Also, she did a song called “Random” once. Omegle’s random. You know?
I mean she was signed by Def Jam. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. But by that logic walking away from Def Jam – as she apparently did last year – is either ultimate cooligans or mega fooligans.
Now she’s on her own label, the splendidly-named Midget Records. You’ve probably heard her Cure-sampling new tune “So Human”. I like it – you just can’t argue with how catchy it is, and she continues to tread that bolshy/charming line her fans warmed to.