Tuesday, 30 October 2012


There is a uni deadline looming which of course means it's time for a new blog. Who's in the mood for some new music- eeeeeeh?

McFly - Love Is Easy
Released 11th November

McFly are one of those bands that generally get a lot of stick from critics. Yes, some of their music is so terrible it's unforgivable but for every ill-advised cover like Mr Brightside or flop like One For The Radio there's a fantastic ditty like All About You or a song so heartbreakingly beautiful that listening to it leaves one gasping for air like The Heart Never Lies.

Their new single is the lead track from their upcoming second greatest hits collection. Does the world actually need a new McFly single? No it honestly does not, but it's a lovely little song featuring a ukelele, and frankly anything with a ukelele in it gets my vote. It's unfortunate that in promo for their new venture the lads think it's OK to stick four identical suits on (it's not OK, lads, it's not OK) but if you can overlook this poor fashion choice, the song is very nice indeed. 

It also has a really nice opening bit where Tom goes "do do do do do, do do do do do do, do do do do do do" which might well be a reference to their debut single Five Colours In Her Hair but it also might not. The lyrics are really, really nice as well. They're about how happy one can feel when one is in love. 

It's not going to knock the planet of orbit, but frankly if the planet was knocked out of orbit we'd probably all spiral to our deaths so that's probably for the best isn't it?

You can listen to it for yourself through the medium of video right here:

Tomorrow, of course, is October 31st which means one thing and one thing only....


So, how many Willow Smiths out of 5 has the new McFly single earned..?

One Direction - Little Things
Released 12th November

I really did try not to pre-judge this song based on the fact it was written by Ed Sheeran who, in my humble opinion, is more toxic to pop music than Psy and Carley Ra"e Jepsen combined. But do you know what? Just looking at him frustrates me, and I fear this may have tainted my opinions on this new One Direction single.

This song is a bit of a weird one in that on one hand the One Direction "crew" are telling some girl that they're madly in love with her in the chorus, while the verses are essentially a list of everything that is wrong with the girl.

"You've never loved the crinkles by your eyes", they start before going on to mention how much the same girl doesn't like "her stomach or her thighs". It doesn't stop there, though, "The dimples in your back", the fact the lass has to "squeeze into her jeans" and even the fact she can't go to bed "without a cup of tea" all get a look in. It's a good job Ed Sheeran/One Direction love this lass so much, it sounds like no other fucker would.

Truthfully this song is not for me. It's shit, to be honest. And I'm not saying that in a "LOL ONE DIRECTION R SHITTTTT" way, I love One Thing and Live While We're Young is also worth a listen, and I'd certainly shag 80% of them, but this is just drivel. Honestly. If you don't believe me ASK THE DISHES. Nar man, cheeky Beauty and the Beast reference there.

Seriously though, if you don't believe me here is Littlest Things:

Christ on his throne.

Daley - Remember Me, feat. Jessie J
Released 2nd December

Unfortunately in this case the Daley in question is not the Olympic diver, "special friend" of Liam Payne and frequent staple in my sexual fantasies Tom Daley, but the curly-haired singer who has supported Emeli Sandé and Jessie J on their respective UK tours.

This single, a collaboration with wearer of coloured wigs and breaker of limbs Jessie J, is quite good. It's got a bit of a funky vibe to it, and actually puts me in mind of former Voice UK contestant Vince Kidd. Jessie J's screeching is kept to a minimum, which should keep critics happy, and the chorus is nice enough.

I will, however, probably never listen to this song ever again. It's nice but it's utterly forgettable. In fact, here is the video. Test yourself: listen to the song in full then count to 50 and see if you can sing it back to yourself. I bet you can't (sing it back to yourself, that is. I'm not doubting your ability to count to 50. YOU CLEVER THING YOU):


How many "Willow Smiths" has Remember Me racked up, though?


That's all.
Happy Halloween, folks!

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