We initially wrote about Clare Maguire as one to watch when we first met her back in January of '09 - then again in our Sound of 2010 feature this year - and now 18 months on it seems things are finally coming together for the girl with the golden voice. With her debut single proper coming this September and an album done and ready to drop early next year, the time has finally come for Ms. Maguire to step out into the spotlight. "Strangest Thing" was the track that initially turned heads at breakneck speed when the Primary 1-produced demo first hit the scene in late 2008, and now we're back with the real deal finished version, all touched up and pleasantly polished while still managing to retain all the raw emotional power that made the original so special. With a voice that puts every other girl in the game to shame and an album that's sounding nothing short of incredible, it looks like 2011 is shaping up to be the year of Clare Maguire, and we couldn't be more excited.
MP3: "Strangest Thing" (Album Version) - Clare Maguire