Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New Music Review #72

Ten more songs you really need to hear!

Estelle feat. Tarrus Riley - Love Like Ours

It's nice to hear Estelle back and she returns with this summer-friendly chilled-out duet that is the perfect accompaniment for a cheeky drink and BBQ. (7/10)

GIRLI feat. Lethal Bizzle - Feel OK

'Feel OK' is a catchy, tongue-in-cheek little pop song with a bit of credibility thrown in thanks to a rap from Lethal Bizzle. Fun. (7/10)

Green Day - Revolution Radio

It might be Green Day by-number but it's a return to their older sound and the crisp, pop-punk sound is perfect for this time of year, just don't expect anything revolutionary. (7/10)

HAIM - Little of Your Love

It's not HAIM's best - the repetition of the chorus gets a little bit too much - but it's a fun and perky song held up by their great sounding vocals. (6.5/10)

Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes

It might be ticking off the usual sounds and styles of the band as it goes but it's catchy, fun and varied, with a mixture of tempos, vocal styles and production effects. (6.5/10)

Jax Jones feat. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don - Instruction

Starting off like a cross between the Jonny Quest theme and a dance instruction video, this is a Caribbean-tinged more sober take on songs like the Cha Cha Slide, i.e. a perfect lightweight dance track for summer holidays. (7/10)

KEIR - Probably

With a bass-heavy swagger and an Imagine Dragons sound, this is a stomping, building indie track that leads to a big chorus. Promising. (7/10)

PVRIS - What's Wrong

Following a handful of good singles, 'What's Wrong' is a strong listen, the beat and vocals working together to inject some energy into the chorus. It lacks a huge moment that it feels like it's building up to but it has plenty of energy and by the end will have you singing along. (6.5/10)

Sigala and Ella Eyre - Came Here For Love

It might be pretty by-the-numbers musically - Sigala is phoning it in a little - but Ella Eyre's vocals, the sunny Caribbean feel and the positive Pride-focussed message make up for it. A good summer anthem. (6.5/10)

The Strypes - Behind Closed Doors

It's another retro throwback with this sixties-sounding indie number from the Strypes; innocent, full of great harmonies, and a positive vibe. (7/10)

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