Tuesday, 24 October 2017

New Music Review #103

Ten more songs that you need to hear!

Aminé - Spice Girl

It might run out of steam in its over-long verses but it's pop-grime crossover chorus has a wry smile on its face and a hooky feel. (6/10)

A Perfect Circle - The Doomed

Sounding a little like a piratic ELO, this multi-faceted single covers stripped-back instrumental, cinematic stylings and rockier sections in a surprisingly versatile and building hit. (6.5/10)

Cheat Codes feat. Fetty Wap - Feels Great

Though the chorus is pretty generic dance-pop it's ode to youth and the energy in the verse almost make up for it. A little bit too familiar but a strong enough distraction for three minutes. (6/10)

Kehlani - Touch

'Touch' is a gentle sultry little number with simple production that gives Kehlani's sweet and suggestive vocals room to breath. Smooth. (7/10)

Kodaline - Ready to Change

Though the chorus is perhaps not as catchy as previous ones it's great to hear Kodaline back as there's much to enjoy in this guitar-lick hefty pop-rock crossover with an anthemic central chorus. (7/10)

Louis Tomlinson - Just Like You

Though lacking the energy of his last single this is a sweet ballad with enough lyrical buzz to keep it together. (6/10)

Pink feat. Eminem - Revenge

Pink continues her succession of recent fun singles with this more tongue-in-cheek and poppy offering that offers a nice more fun alternative to her more introspective current numbers. (7/10)

Rita Ora - Anywhere

Quite possibly Ora's best single yet, this is a well written and performed introspective song that beefs up the music with something a bit more clubby, though the live stripped-back version is even better. (7.5/10)

Riton, MNEK and the The House Gospel Choir - Deeper

Though the lyrics are anything but deep this is a catchy pop-dance number with the mix of vocal talents contributing into something that keeps the energy and fun high. (7/10)

Tom Grennan - Royal Highness

A little bit like if Danny Dyer started singing, this is actually quite a catchy radio-friendly number thanks to its fun and poppy central chorus and energetic delivery. (7/10)

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