The third cut from Embrace’s fifth album, ‘Follow You Home’ is their best song, in my opinion, in ages. Poppier than their more recent fair, the simple but catchy chorus quickly grabs you, thanks in main to the delivery of lead singer Danny McNamara and the driving drum beat. Great, and deserves to bring them […]
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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‘Come Back To What You Know’ sang Embrace’s Danny McNamara back in 1998, and that’s the message to their legion of Britpop fans now as the Huddersfield band are on the comeback trail with a new album and a new UK tour scheduled for 2014.
Their new album, simply called Embrace, is set for release at the end of April, and the band have announced a nine-date of the UK to support it throughout May.
Tickets for the tour go on sale tomorrow (Friday 14 February) at 9am, click this link to buy them from Ticketmaster. Read more about Buy tickets for Embrace’s comeback tour in May here …