Friday, 30 December 2016

New Music Review #20

Here's our latest pick of ten songs you should be listening to!

Fickle Friends - Brooklyn

'Brooklyn' is a great bouncy poppy number that shows promise for the band for future releases. (6.5/10)

Hifi Sean Ft. Crystal Waters - Testify

With tinges of gospel, this musically straight forward track wins you over thanks to Crystal Waters' listenable vocals and the building funky backing. (7/10)

Honey G - The Honey G Show 

Having not watched the X Factor (ever) Honey G was only familiar to me through the tabloid pieces and social media. This song will split the crowd: it's incredible cheesy and naff but hasn't a certain catchiness to it. (6/10)

Izzy Bizu - Talking to You 

Izzy Bizu scores highly with another sunny pop number highlighted by her delightfully light vocals. (6.5/10)

Kings Of Leon - Find Me

'Find Me' isn't their most distinctive ever song but it has enough indie-rock love to keep you interested. (6/10)

Lukas Graham - You're Not There 

'You're Not There' is a touching gentle like ballad that brings Graham backs into our consciousness after a while away. (6/10)

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sick Love

Here is something a little bit different from RHCP, a retro-sounding gentler song that bypasses their usual pop sensibilities but still feels like a worthwhile listen. (6.5/10)

Rick Astley - Wish Away

After a string of single successes in 2016 Rick Astley delivers another great little single. Though less bombastic and memorable than his recent records it still has plenty of heart. (6/10)

Sage the Gemini - Now & Later 

One of the artists highlighted as 2017's must see 'Now and Later' shows there may be some truth to those pieces. A fun, understated piece. (6/10)

Zayn Malik & Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever

Taken from the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequel this doesn't have the catchiness of last year's Ellie Goulding number but it's sultry enough to keep the yummy mummies happy. (6/10)

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