Cornershop Featuring Sinead O'Connor and Chris Constantinou on 'Posing as an Angel' – Premiere

British rockers fold in horns and high-profile cameos

Roger Sargent
October 19, 2012 9:00 AM ET

On November 27th, the veteran British rockers Cornershop will drop "Posing as an Angel" on Ample Play Records. The peppy, horn-laced single with chilly undertones features guest vocal work from Sinéad O'Connor and former Adam Ant bassist Chris Constantinou.

"I knew Chris Constantinou through Damaged Good Records. When he sent me his and Sinead's vocals, they had an air of winter and whiskey about them," Cornershop frontman Tjinder Singh tells Rolling Stone of the track, which you can pre-order now. "I added some whiskers, northern brass and a little pomp and ceremony. I'm used to spending long hours in local Irish bars in North London and I imagined the warmth and friendliness of a late night lock-in with snow falling outside."

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