Singles out 5th July:
Worth It – Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink
American girl group Fifth Harmony have yet to ‘click’ with the British public, despite a high profile performance on last year’s X Factor; the reasons for this possibly being the unoriginality that plagued their previous singles. In a possible attempt to rectify this problem the girls have added elements of middle eastern music to their latest track Worth It, which, whilst catchy, would have seemed a whole lot fresher if it wasn’t a straight up copy of the instrumental used in Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty.
Kiss Me Quick – Nathan Sykes
Ever since The Wanted announced a hiatus in early 2014, the public have been wondering who of the members would be the first to release solo music; rather surprisingly this accolade goes to twenty-two year old Nathan Sykes with his début single Kiss Me Quick. In a rather daring move Nathan has opted for a more classy approach rather than the pop centric style of his former group, incorporating a smooth falsetto with soulful production. Whilst Nathan’s risk is to be commended for its bravery, unfortunately the track falls flat due to a forgettable chorus and a lack of polish. Perhaps a re-think is in order if Nathan wants to secure his future as a solo singer.
House Every Weekend – David Zowie
Newcomer David Zowie has already established himself as a credible producer thanks to his track House Every Weekend. The song possess all the traits needed for a dance-floor hit: a catchy one-line chorus, a euphoric beat, a powerful vocal; it wouldn’t be surprising if the song finds itself in the upper echelons of the chart next week.
Track of the Week: Shine – Years & Years
2015 has certainly been a fantastic years for the guys in Years & Years. After winning the BBC Sound of 2015 poll back in January and scoring their first number 1 hit with King a few months later, the group seem to be going from strength to strength. Fortunately for the group, this trend is showing no signs of fading as their latest single Shine delivers the catchy hooks and pleasing melodies that the band have become associated with. Whilst the song does not possess the instant draw that King had, it’s still a strong effort, and it’s perhaps unfair to compare Shine with arguably this year’s finest pop outing.