Depression is underrated. Wallowing in self-pitty, for those who have perfected the art, can produce the sweetest feelings. If you need some help in this discipline, Tanita Tikaram’s Food on the Table is a marvellous aid. Self-soothe, lie back and luxuriate in a bath of sultry remonstrance, soothing piano and nervous drum rattles. Let the swelling of the brass arrangement take you to within touching distance of a solipsistic euphoria. Then sink back into your bath and take a final drag on that cigarette.
Tanita has an album coming out in March and will be touring across Europe.