Lost In A Melody

I don’t care how gorgeous the girls look, I will throw a mental if this turns out to be their last ever music video and single and it does fucking shit in the charts. This is such a non event of a comeback :( Ah well, at least we got some ace new tunes!

Apparently written by Nicola Roberts and produced by DJ Fresh, On The Metro is the final new Girls Aloud song, featuring typically British quirky lyrics over throbbing, chart-ready production. It would have made an extremely good album track on Tangled Up or Out Of Control, or even an amazing solo track for Nicola’s album - but once again, in the context of the reunion greatest hits, it leaves me feeling a little bit unsatisfied.

Every Now And Then is one of the four new songs on Ten - the second greatest hits collection from the recently reformed Girls Aloud. It doesn’t quite reach the dizzy heights of Something New, but with its vulnerable vocals layered over classy electro beat, it’s a vast improvement on Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me. It also sounds a bit like a t.A.t.U song in some parts.

Is it good enough in the context of the fact that these could well be the last batch of new tracks we’ll ever hear from the band? No. Definitely not.

Having spent their last two albums pretending to be an American group, it’s very refreshing to see McFly trade all that for something a bit closer to their debut British sound on new single Love Is Easy. It verges on annoyingly twee at times, but it’s also undeniably catchy. The track is to promote their latest greatest hits collection, so the video fittingly recreates some of the band’s career highlights and album covers, which is a concept that’s just about as cute as the guys themselves.

Girls Aloud // Something New // Ten