Dot Music Date : 30 October 2000


 LOUISE - 'BEAUTIFUL INSIDE' (FIRST AVENUE)
Released on: Mon 30 Oct 2000

 Beautiful Inside

 Looks aren't important you know. It's what you're like on the inside. Ain't that the truth!

 Or is it Louise dear? Would you have got as far as you have in this fickle pop world if you looked like a bus driver's behind? That said, this follow-up to her Number Three single '2 Faced' is a corker of a tune.

 Nicking a funky, hip-grinding sample from the Wu Tang Clan's 'Shame On A Nigga' - easy beats, slinky grooves, twittering trumpet, a bit of a House Of Pain style 'Jump Around'- 'Beautiful Inside' is a guaranteed floor-filler. Providing of course that you don't listen to the patronising optimism of the lyrics.

 Lou herself is in fine vocal form and this funksome offering is possibly the sexiest thing she'll ever put her name to.