RADAR: Callaghan

Brit songstress Callaghan traded London for Atlanta in 2010, recorded songs with Georgia's Grammy-winning songwriter Shawn Mullins producing (he calls her "the real deal") and then the two hit the road for a string of club dates. Debut album due this spring, Life In Full Colour, is a potent and promising mix of rhythmic folk and smartly attired melodic pop with Callaghan's singing -- hailed by Maverick as "one of the purest voices I have ever heard" -- front and center. Lead single (and new video -- see below) "Best Year" balances bright whimsy with Mullins' jangling folk/rock sound.

Callaghan - "Best Year" (from Life In Full Colour)

Callaghan - "If Only For Tonight" (from Life In Full Colour)