Starting from this week LSMedia will provide a weekly feature listing the new singles released and give a short review of each one. As well as this there will be a ‘track of the week’ chosen by the editor, a song that in their opinion deserves special recognition.
Singles out Sunday 21st June:
- Not Letting Go – Tinie Tempah feat. Jess Glynne
A solid but rather safe effort from Tinie, though the vocals of it-girl Jess Glynne help lift the song above mediocrity. The song has a strong summer vibe, and it’s likely that Tinie will knock Jason Derulo off the top spot and score a sixth number 1 next week.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsDwItoNlLc[/youtube]
- Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
A breakthrough dance hit that has already achieved global success, Belgian producer Lost Frequencies will likely chart highly next week. The song has the potential to be this year’s ‘summer hit’, and its Ibiza-esque sound is reminiscent of last year’s summer smash Prayer In C by Robin Schulz.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjHMDlAPMUw[/youtube]
- I Don’t Like It, I Love It – Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White
The follow up single to Flo Rida’s GDFR, I Don’t Like It, I Love It ticks all the boxes to guarantee chart success, with its easy to follow but bland lyrics and irritatingly catchy chorus sung by Robin Thicke from Blurred Lines fame. Though the song is bound to chart highly in its first week, it will be interesting to see how quickly it fades into obscurity.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuFGbxpLg94[/youtube]
- Love Me So – Stereo Kicks
The eight piece boy band, who came fifth in last year’s X Factor, didn’t manage to reach the lofty heights of fandom that their predecessors enjoyed, though they did manage to finish the show in a respectable fifth place. Their popularity was strong enough to warrant a début single, however, and Love Me So sits comfortably in boy-band territory. With typical lyrics such as ‘Crying on my bedroom floor, Wishing I was still in your arms’ and a chorus that is as forgettable as a great-aunt’s birthday, the band need to up their game if they want to survive in the fickle world of boy-band adoration.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvWo9pgsEcA[/youtube]
- The Way We Are – Alesha Dixon
Yet another summer dance song is out this week, this time from Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon. The dancer-turned singer’s music career never took off in perhaps the way the judge hoped, with her second album reaching an abysmal number 84 in the album chart, and her comeback song is clearly set on righting this wrong: it’s a big dance track that is sure to feature in many a club’s playlist over the next few months. Whether the song is good enough to cement Alesha as a bona fide pop-star remains to be seen however, as the generic lyrics let down the otherwise catchy track.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_BOhZ8wrr4[/youtube]
Track of the Week: The Giver (Reprise) – Duke Dumont
British deep house producer Duke Dumont is back with his long-awaited fourth single The Giver, his first single since September 2014. Following on from his previous hits Need U (100%), I Got U, and Won’t Look Back, the DJ once again delivers a compelling dance song that has ‘summer anthem’ written all over it. It’s a more toned-down dance song when compared to the obvious hooks and loud beats that frequent the commercial dance scene, but its slick composition and infectious repetition makes it just as euphoric; it’s sure to dominate the clubs this summer. Duke Dumont proves that a successful dance hit doesn’t need to have a generic beat or a famous rapper attached to it, and it stands out as the most refreshing dance track of the year so far.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oAqOFz6QsU[/youtube]