Tuesday, 28 November 2017

New Music Review #114

Ten more songs you need to hear!

Charlie Puth - How Long

Returning to the quality of his earlier singles 'How Long' is a Justin Timberlake-like rnb-pop number with a catchy rhythm and hooky lyrics. (7.5/10)

Gary Clark Jr. & Junkie XL - Come Together

Taken from the Justice League trailer this chunky take on the Beatles classic has plenty of beef and gives the original song more drama and purpose and, whisper, improves on it... (7/10)

Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato - Échame La Culpa

After taking the world by storm in the summer with Despacito, Fonsi is back with another summer-tinged number that doesn't quite fit in with a cold November, but it has enough bouncy optimism and a strong mix between the two lead vocals to cover up the fag-packet lyrics. (7/10)

Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha - Home

The verses may be a little bland but the touching, Oh Wonder-esque choruses lift it up and give what could be quite a generic pop-rnb track a bit of heart. A grower. (6.5/10)

Maggie Lindemann - Obsessed

Onto single #2 and it's another catchy pop number from Lindemann. The verses may take a little bit to get going but the attitude-filled poppy chorus will win you over. (7/10)

Pop Chorus - Always

Simply produced but touching, this is a beautifully composed and sung choral charity song that feels well at home at this time of year. Smooth and sweet and well layered. (7/10)

Rachelle Rhienne - Candle

Another great track from Rhienne, this is a slower and sweeter number than her last single but the warmth and heart in her vocal performance and production is a delight. Touching. (7.5/10)

Rex Orange County feat. Benny Sings - Loving is Easy

It may be a little rough around the edges with some production-based help but its smooth, warming vibe will win you over thanks to its gentle, wholesome vibe. (6.5/10)

Shed Seven - Room In My House

A welcome return for the band from my home town this is a fun and anthemic indie-rock number with a solid guitar solo and a chant-able chorus, though it does outstay its welcome a little. A grower. (6.5/10)

The Wombats - Lemon To A Knife Fight

The Wombats return with this first cut from their upcoming album and it balances the band's familiar sound with a rather quirky title. I wouldn't say it does anything particularly revolutionary compared to their older tracks but it is fun and memorable enough to please the fans, of which I am one. (7/10)

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