The Royal Wedding is out of the way, the football season is virtually over, which means that summer is almost here! After two of last weeks tracks found their way into the Top 100, it’s time to sit back and relax while I take you through 5 of this weeks efforts.
First up we have ‘Solo’ by Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato. Let’s not beat about the bush here, this is seriously awful. I mean if you put an infinite number of monkeys in a room with a computer program, the room would be full of monkey shit, and that shit would still sound better than this. And in spite of this, I have a sneaking suspicion this could be a HIT.
On to the second track, which is ‘All The Time’ by The Kooks. Remember them? They were probably lauded as ‘the next big thing’ at some point, but never really lived up to the hype. Well, they’re back. They were on the One Show last week plugging this new single, and I couldn’t help but feel apathetic. It’s a distinctly average song. I don’t think there’s going to be much of a following for this, so it has to be a MISS.
Track number three is ‘God Break Down The Door’, the new single from Nine Inch Nails. Now, I’ve never really been a huge fan of this lot, but judging this by it’s own merit, it’s not bad. There’s a hint of late David Bowie about it with the drumbeat and the vocal delivery hinting at experimental sound that I didn’t associate with Nine Inch Nails, or NIN as the lovers of acronyms might call them. There is a chance that this could be a hit, but I will hedge my bets and settle for a MAYBE.
The fourth of this week’s new releases is ‘Sangria Wine’ from Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello. Clearly trying to tap into the summer vibe, it’s a bit repetitive musically and lyrically. Perfect for sticking on the stereo at your summer barbeque and then getting a desire to drink sangria. Which may or may not be a bad thing. Will it trouble the charts? I think it certainly has the ingredients to be a HIT. Whether I like it or not.
Which brings me to the last of the five tracks this week. ‘Win’ is from Jay Rock. I think he wants to win… Do I like this? I do not like this. It’s average. It’s annoying. Jay Rock? Jay Cock, more like. Big fat MISS, makes him a ‘loss’. See what I did there?!
And that brings me to the classic chart tune. On this day in 2011, Adele was at Number 16, on her way down the charts with ‘Someone Like You’ having peaked at Number One. This was when she basically ruled the world. I have to say that this is a pretty good song, although I can’t say the subject matter is something I can relate to. Anyway, enjoy, and see you all next week!