In his career Junior Turner has worked with some of the world’s finest musicians and producers for who he is held in high regard. He launched himself in 2010 when he entered a competition to release a national single for BBC’s Children in Need. He went on to win the competition out of 110,000 applicants and then shot to national fame when he recorded and released a cover version of the world famous “The Impossible Dream”.
Junior Turner has released “Say Goodbye” in support of Help for Heroes. Plus the singles, “Loveblind” featuring Jess Wood, ‘Sweet Love’ and “Hurt” featuring Robbie Williams’ guitarist Neil Taylor. Neil Taylor is an English rock and pop guitarist, best known for his long-time affiliation with Robbie Williams and for formerly being a member of the backing band of Tears for Fears.
Junior Turner has also released his ‘critically acclaimed’ debut album ‘Under Scrutiny’, and followed it up in 2013 with the release of ‘Better Day’ which has had rave reviews in the UK and in the USA.
Junior Turner’s “Natural & Nice” was reviewed by authoritative indie music magazine JamSphere sometime back, and they were mesmerized by Turner’s immense songwriting talent and vocal capacity. Now we’ve just spun his track “Hurt”, as well as watched the video supporting the song and our conclusions fail to differ in any way!
There is something magnetic and powerful about Junior Turner’s voice that goes wonderfully with many of his songs, not least “Hurt”. In my humble opinion, Turner has so much talent and creatively expresses his spirit through his music, which beautifully shows through many of the songs on his albums. I would even dare to say that Turner deserves a lot more attention from the industry because of the superb music that he creates, and his powerful singing voice.
“Hurt” launches you from one mood to the next, masterfully. From exquisite, quiet verses of insecurity, to full-on, soul-searching soaring choruses. To call “Hurt” beautiful or moving is nowhere near adequate. It builds towards such a finish, that most great pop singles would kill to end on such a high note!
You could call this single soul-energizing. You could call it magical. The music runs on a plane closer to your soul than my words can describe. No denying, Junior Turner is phenomenal. He takes turmoil and emotional strain, and turns it into a spectacular song.
However to be fair, all of Junior Turner’s songs and albums are well written and wonderfully sung. He is awesome and so is “Hurt” featuring Neil Taylor!
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