This Week’s New Single Releases (16th February 2014)

My A-Z round up of the new singles available for digital download this week.

A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – ‘Say Something’
Here’s a slow-paced piano-led ballad that is programmed to pull at your heart-strings and certainly feels like the post-Valentines come down. ‘Say Something’ is a song that you really want to go somewhere but it doesn’t quite build on its initial concept; a huge chorus never really appears. The verse is touching and well balanced between the vocals of the main singer and guest artist Aguilera over some swelling strings and it finally brings a bit more power in the final third. It’ll fit nicely over the touching end of a television drama but not sure how strong it is on its own, but it’s a well meaning tear-jerker if you’re in the right frame of mind. (6.5/10)
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Nick Cave Mermaids single

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This week’s single releases – 26 May (Part 2) Part 2 of Phil Lickley’s roundup of the week’s top new single releases. See Part 1 here. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – ‘Mermaids (EP)’ [rating:3.5/5] I’ve never been a big fan of Nick Cave and this song, in some ways, emphasises why but also […]