On The Download: Gabriella Cilmi Is Coming To America

Duffy? Amy Winehouse?

Very 2008 and 2007… respectively.

How about Gabriella Cilmi for Commonwealth indie queen in 2009?!

Watch out America — this retro-sounding 17-year-old Australian singer and songwriter is about to invade the U.S! This new year, look and listen for her everywhere.

Already voted by Australia’s ARIA Awards (similar to our Grammys) as the winner of six awards in 2008 including Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Album, Cilmi’s lead single, “Sweet About Me,” is a fun, catchy tune that you won’t be able to get out of your head.

Cilmi’s voice sounds older than her 17 years and tunes such as “Save the Lies,” “Got No Place To Go,” “Safer” and “Sit in the Blues” display her range from catchy to sweet and reflective.

“Sweet About Me” is available everywhere now.

Get Cilmi’s, complete album, “Lessons To Be Learned,” when it’s released stateside on March 17.

Remember, you heard about her here at On The Download first!

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