It must be the day for former ‘X Factor’ favourites and their new singles.
Last year’s runner-up Dean Ray has been a little quiet so far this year, except for an acoustic number (‘Me And You’) back in March, but that’s all changed with the release of his new single ‘I O U (A Heartache)’ last Friday.
Strangely, we’ve heard nothing from his label Sony about it at all. It’s not been serviced to media and it hasn’t popped up on any of their release schedules, so it’s come somewhat out of the blue.
But it does deserve to be heard. Because it’s a beautiful, tender, acoustic guitar-driven ballad about love… and loss.
Dean’s vocals are reserved, delicate; flawless.