Love, Sax and Flashbacks
Fleur East emerged from The X Factor’s 2014 class a credible popstar-in-waiting and expectations for her debut album sky-rocketed once its lead single “Sax”—an irresistible parpy romp—was met with universal foot-tapping. Wonderfully, Love, Sax and Flashbacks bottles the energy and likability of her star-making X Factor turns and delivers a glorious pop-funk masterclass. “Gold Watch” is an “Uptown Funk” sister track, “Over Getting Over” gives disco a slinky, stylish update while the blistering, Tina Turner-inspired “Kitchen” showcases East’s effortless and sensual rhyming. She can do it all.