Ellie Goulding and Skrillex have done a song together for the soundtrack of the new Twilight film. There’s a good song in there somewhere, but it’s rather disappointing. I understand why Skrillex has tried to water down his production, but I think he went too far and it ended up sounding like a demo, rather than a full bodied song. He should have really gone for it.
It seems odd that Sophie Ellis-Bextor would release a song that sounds suspiciously like Untouchable by Girls Aloud, given what an infamous chart failure that song turned out to be.
But then again, Sophie has always been one of those timeless, peripheral characters that enjoys moderate success every now and then, and carries on regardless, churning out icy-dance-floor-ready tunes here and there. Not unlike Robyn and Róisín Murphy.
Bittersweet is the first single from her upcoming album, Straight To The Heart. It has all the ingredients of a great, British pop song (the nonchalant vocals, the shimmering synths, the sophisticated hooks) and yet I still can’t help but feel just a little underwhelmed.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a good song, there’s no doubt about that. But I just feel a little let down. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this.