Wednesday, 31 May 2017

New Music Review #59

Ten more songs that you must hear!

The Alibi - No Solution

'No Solution' is a hefty rock number but with enough of an ear for the radio to give it some more memorable moments to listen back to. (6/10)

Ayo Beatz - Make It Right

Summer is always the time when we want to hear from ska and reggae-infused songs and this is one of those, mixed in with an urban feel. It perhaps doesn't get to the big chorus that you'd expect but is fun, clubby summer number. (6.5/10)

foreverandever<3 w. Sameblod - feel smthn

I'm not sure what it is about the song that I like but its quirky production values, reluctance to fit into a box and a vocalist that sounds like Justin Bieber if he was interested in what he was singing, make for a heady mix. (7/10)

The Ghibertins - Breathe For Me

With hints of Ronan Keating in the vocal style, this is a touching, on-point indie-soft-rock number with a strong central heart to its lyrics and a dramatic build up of strings that give it a haunting quality. (7/10)

Hanson - I Was Born

Back to celebrate their 25th anniversary (!!) this is a great pop-indie comeback song with a Bryan Adams-esque soaring chorus. Quickly catchy and bouncy - love it! (7.5/10)

Jonas Blue feat. William Singe - Mama

It might embrace more music cliches than I could list but it's a poppy, summery number with a catchy enough chorus and not too many club-music tropes to drown it in familiarity. Singe's vocals help lots. (6.5/10)

Mike & The Mechanics - The Best Is Yet To Come

Mike and the Mechanics' comeback continues well. Though this isn't quite as great as the last song - it's pretty subdued and low-key - it has a strong enough production and chorus to keep you interested. (6.5/10)

Miley Cyrus - Malibu

After the headline grabbing wrecking ball-era, 'Malibu' goes in the completely opposite direction as a mid-tempo, subdued, stripped-back indie-song that has its moments of pop amongst some quite somberly delivered moments. Something different from her. (6.5/10)

Steve Rodgers - I Will Grow

'I Will Grow' is a smooth, atmospheric, dark number with hints of Richard Marx in its slow, building delivery and gentle, stripped-back, outlook. (6.5/10)

Tuxedo - Thank You

I keep hearing more from Tuxedo and enjoying everything they put out. 'Thank You' is perhaps not as immediately great as the others but it's 70s-throwback Chromeo feel will put a smile on your face and get you moving. (6.5/10)

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