Monday, 28 August 2017

New Music Review #84

Ten more great songs you need to hear!

Anastacia - Caught In The Middle

Back with a new clutch of singles, 'Caught in the Middle' sees Anastacia back with a mid-tempo power ballad with another hooky radio-friendly chorus and a strong rhythm. Welcome back! (7/10)

Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug - Havana

Proving that leaving Fifth Harmony was her best move, Cabello brings out this funky spanish-influenced number that mixes up her smooth vocals, catchy chorus and even Young Thug fitting in better than usual. Cool. (7/10)

Chase & Status feat. Emeli Sand√© - Love Me More

From a Chase and Status point of view it's pretty much business as usual with a rather generic music track, but it's saved by the delicious vocals of Sand√© and the heartfelt lyrics. (6.5/10)

Christine McVie & Lindsey Buckingham - Feel About You

With hints of early Calvin Harris in its synth work this is a smooth and silky catchy little pop song that is the best of their collaborations yet. A sunny slice of optimistic pop. (7/10)

Enter Shikari - Live Outside

Built around a hook-filled chorus, this is both a great song and video with an array of styles and a crisp sound, plus some rather timely lyrics and thoughts. (7.5/10)

Kila - Raise The Road (Live)

'Raise the Road' is a stripped back folk song, performed live, with a great mix of instruments, harmonised vocals and a clap-along rhythm. Great. (6.5/10)

The Kooks - Broken Vow

Taken from their current greatest hits album, this is classic Kooks in the vein of their big period with a huge singable chorus and a really fun upbeat vibe. Great. (7.5/10)

Michael Malarkey - Mongrels 

Sounding like a slower take on Billy Joel's Piano Man performed by Chris Rea, the gruff-voiced Malarkey tackles this gentle, swaying number that balances a distinctive vocal style, smooth lyrics and a gentle lilt with aplomb. (6.5/10)

The Moods - P.O.P (Profit Over People)

Mixing up the sound of Wiley with Chase and Status and John Newman, this is a really upbeat catchy politically-charged dance track. Gets you moving and nodding in agreement. (7.5/10)

Red Ray & The Reprobates - Giant Song (Radio Edit)

Yee-hah! If you like your country music very quick and quirky then this fast-paced hoedown of a song will get you shimmying over to our nearest line dance. Or something like that. (6.5/10)

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