Hailing from Cannes in the south of France, funk pop singer/songwriter Hyleen has really caught me by surprise with her soulful new single. ‘Looking At’, the first track from her upcoming second album B-Side, pays homage to everyone from Nile Rodgers to Joss Stone. With all the infectious bass lines you expect from the classic funk sound, some superbly soulful keyboards at work towards the end of the track, and with plenty of polished pop production and accessibility, Hyleen has all bases covered with this latest genre-hopping offering. ‘Looking At’ has that warm vintage sound that is hard not to love. With a sound as good as this I’m more than convinced that Hyleen is the best French musician that you will hear this year, and her new record promises to share her talents with the wider world.