Thursday, 8 June 2017

New Music Review #63

Another ten songs that you need to hear!

Alex Hulme - Flow

Though not quite as emotive or hook-filed as 'Family Tree', an earlier cut from the same EP, 'Flow' once more showcases Hulme's great voice and ability to make a great, flowing, well produced indie number. (6.5/10)

Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling 

Another jaunty pop-single from Jepsen; sure it's not earth-shattering or anything but is fun enough. (6/10)

Jonas Blue feat. Gina Kushka - Heartbeat

A rather stripped back tune for Blue, it's once more Kushka that really lifts the song, its heartfelt soaring lyrics complimented by the simple piano and strings. Sweet. (6.5/10)

Natasha Bedingfield - More of Me

Taken from the new Tangled television show, this is a perky sunny optimistic pop tune that sees a welcome return for Bedingfield. It's inoffensive but fun. (6.5/10)

NEIKED feat. Mimi - Call Me

'Call Me' is a bouncy, EDM-club song that outside of its generic chorus has a fun warming vibe thanks mainly to loveable vocals of Mimi. (6.5/10)

Olly Murs - Unpredictable

Though the song might be called 'Unpredictable' the song is pretty predictable itself and by-the-numbers, but if you're a fan of Murs then you'll enjoy this light-heared pop-number. (6/10)

Reverend and the Makers - Too Tough To Die

The Rev goes all White Stripes on their new single that has a delightful lo-fi feel and some poppy moments but the weird production effects on the vocals damage the words and delivery - what a weird production decision. (6.5/10)

Sia feat. Labrinth - To Be Human

It's perhaps not as great as you imagine a collaboration between two great artists should be but it's well produced and sung and there's a pleasing emotion flowing through it. (6/10)

Take That - New Day

You can always rely on Take That to produce a slice of uplifting summery pop and though the video may be quite weird and at odds with the sunny optimism, this is another unashamedly radio-friendly pop song. (7.5/10)

Zedd and Alessia Cara - Stay

Though like many of the songs in the genre the post-chorus breakdown is cliched, the verses and Cara's delightful vocals and the general catchiness of the song's concept win out in an annoyingly catchy, quirky pop-EDM number. (7.5/10)

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