From the press release for ex G4 member and pop-opera type Jonathan Ansell's new album:
"Jonathan shows he can sing operatic repertoire with precision, emotion and power in numbers such as Canto Della Terra and Nessun Dorma; but he also proves that his grasp of popular songs is as strong as ever, laying down extraordinary renditions of Who Wants to Live Forever, and If You’re Not the One.
Other highlights are a haunting version of Sigur Ros’ Hoppipolla, and a beautiful Panis Angelicus, in which Jonathan is backed by the Crouch End Festival Choir. This second album proves that Jonathan Ansell is not only a top flight singer of classical and popular songs, but a fully fledged star in his own right, who has a glittering career ahead of him."
SOMEONE THINKS A OPERATIC TAKE ON HOPPIPOLLA WOULD WORK.
And does it?
Well, did you think it would? Emote that Hopelandic, sir!
In other news about the world moving on and leaving us behind, it is of course fantastic to see Edwyn Collins back singing on live television. The circumstances, however, leave a little to be desired.