Saturday, 20 January 2018

New Music Review 2018 #6

Ten more songs you need to hear!

Black Eyed Peas - Street Livin'

Though I'm not usually a fan of songs full of explicit language this new song from the BEP returns them to their original sound with a strong rhythm of rap and rhyming and an important message. (7/10)

Franz Ferdinand - Feel The Love Go

The DNA of Franz Ferdinand practically flows through this track which doesn't really forget its own identity but will please the fans. (6/10)

Kylie Minogue - Dancing

Mixing up her club-sound with a country tinge this is actually a very strong comeback with a great foot-tapping rhythm and catchy chorus. Great. (7.5/10)

Liam Payne and Rita Ora - For You 

It's that time of year when we can't escape the questionable latest entry in the film franchise but the songs are usually worth a listen, and this radio-friendly entry is no exception. (7/10)

Nine Dart Finish - Kicking & Screaming 

'Kicking and Screaming' is a gentle indie track that constantly suggests it will burst into Linkin Park-esque pent up anger which never comes; instead we get a pleasing guitar-led tune with a strong vibe. (6.5/10)

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes - When We Love

A traditional sounding country song with a strong and heartfelt central message. Beautiful. (7/10)

The Tailormade - Mr Perfect

With a jaunty guitar riff and sixties-sounding vibe this is a great upbeat little retro-pop number with a catchy and quickly singable chorus. A joy, and any song that includes the words 'rotten blokes' is a winner in our books. (7/10)

Tea F't Lizard X - We Met At A Party

'We Met At A Party' is a cool, laid back number that moves with a retro-sounding swagger towards its jazzy chorus. Cool and collected. (6/10)

Tom Grennan - Sober 

Arguably his best song yet this is a bouncy, catchy little number with a chorus that quickly sticks in your mind, plus the production works well alongside. (7/10)

Vance Joy - We're Going Home

A song that builds with each listen, this feels like a song that could soon become pretty anthemic. It lacks the unique footprint of 'Riptide' but its clap-a-long positivity and brass-led moments will make you smile. (7/10)

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