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Nerina Pallot To Release New Single in May: “Put Your Hands Up”

On May 22, UK singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot will release “Put Your Hands Up,” the first single from her upcoming fourth studio album, Year of the Wolf.

Originally considered for inclusion in Kylie Minogue‘s 2010 album Aphrodite, the song was ultimately passed up in favor of another track with the name name–the Starsmith-produced “Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love),” penned by the Nervo Twins. (Don’t feel too bad though: Pallot penned both title track “Aphrodite” and the third single, “Better Than Today” with her husband, Andy Chatterley.)

Like a modern update to a ’60’s-tinged pop ditty, “Put Your Hands Up” features gorgeous instrumentation and bright, swinging melodies that bring to mind the classy, catchy sophistication of Natalie Imbruglia‘s deeply under-appreciated latest effort (see “Want”).

Although she’s already performed the track live in its acoustic form, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to hear the single version, which surely promises to be even more of a pop treat.

“Put Your Hands Up” is Pallot’s first single from her upcoming studio album, Year of the Wolf. (iTunes)