With Calvin Harris producing tracks for female vocalists left, right and center it’s going to be tough for anyone to outshine him, but there was hope when the news of Mark Ronson and Urban songstress Katy B producing a track together was unveiled.
Katy’s vocals begin very Rihanna-esque, in fact they sound almost identical, but as the song progresses her well-known singing style is much more recognisable. There’s a varying mix of sounds and styles throughout the track, leaving us a little more confused than impressed as to what we’re actually listening too.
The verses lack anything special and unfortunately the chorus isn’t much better. It has the potential to be an outstanding club/electro/pop song and at first it sounds like it could be exactly that, but you’re left waiting for a big drop, beat, anything that will get you to get up and move about. Instead we found ourselves trying to figure out how many different clips were used in the backing track, because that seemed a lot more interesting than the song as a whole.
It’s a disappointing return for both artists, as they have done so well in their careers so far, we expected more. This is a combo that should have worked, could have worked, it’s just a shame the track does absolutely nothing to stand out against all the other current chart music.
For fans of: Rhianna, Katy B, Cheryl Cole
Written By: Tamsyn Wilce