Friday, 23 December 2016

New Music Review #017

It's another selection of ten songs we'd recommend you listen to!

Banks - This Is Not About Us

Banks can be often relied upon to deliver a great electro-pop tune and 'This Is Not About Us' is no exception, cranking up the catchiness alongside her great vocals. (7/10)

Hannah Trigwell - Filthy Rich

Leeds-based Hannah Trigwell is a good bet for a catchy, touching, well written song and though 'Filthy Rich' doesn't quite reach the heights of her recent 'Another Beautiful Mistake' it's still beautifully sung and delightful. (7/10)

Jerry Williams - Boys Don't Cry

'Boys Don't Cry' is a beautiful stripped-back song that is well sung, nicely written and produced into a strongly mixed package that is touching and smooth in equal measure. (7/10)

Jessie J - Can't Take My Eyes Off You X Make Up For Ever

Jessie J returns after a considerable absense with this sexed-up and funked-up take on the classic song. Purists will hate it but this is surprisingly interesting and fresh from its cut-up vocals to DJ skips. (7/10)

Loop - Losing My Mind

Boasting some great vocals and a simply, but funky, electronic riff, this has a great pop vibe with hints of RnB. (6.5/10)

Sia - Angel By The Wings

'Angel by the Wings' doesn't have the same buzz as her big ballad belters, but it's another great showcase of her vocal chords on a nicely touching song. (6.5/10)

Sigala x Digital Farm Animals - Only One

It might not be exactly the most revolutionary in today's column but it has enough joy and club funk to keep you moving for its three minutes of electro-club-pop. (6.5/10)

Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself (Acoustic)

Another great acoustic take on a Simple Minds classic, this is a fast, bouncy take on the song. (6.5/10)

XL feat. Elesia Limura - Down Low

Far too summery in sound for this time of year, perhaps this will be a good antidote to those of you sick of mince pies and snow. Catchy and with a great beat, you will indeed want to 'turn it up'. (7/10)

Vei - Rolling On Your Romeo

With a delightfully listenable voice, 'Rolling On Your Romeo' is a smooth, gentle, laid-back track that is the definition of laid-back pop. (7/10)

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