Tuesday, October 16, 2012

step into Christmas

Now that all the whining and whinging is over, let's get back to what Steps do best. Time for a cracking pop song.

"Light Up The World" is the first new Steps track since their useless cover of "Dancing Queen" when the reformed last year after a ten year break. Their latest, the title track of their forthcoming, Christmas themed longplayer, is a gorgeous, widescreen pop bauble.

Thankfully, they haven't messed with their formula with some jittery electronic track with a dubstep breakdown. "Light Up The World" keeps them firmly stood in the tradition of classic pop songwriting.

The single will hit the "shops" on October 22 while its parent album will be released on November 22. All of this will be heralded by a brand new Christmas tour of the UK and the launch of a completely unnecessary fragrance called "Guilty Pleasure". I wonder if it smells like Lee's sweaty jockstrap.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

tearing up my heart

Flamboyant songstress, Paloma Faith, has recorded a cover of "Never Tear Us Apart", originally recorded by INXS. Her version of the "Kick" classic will be used as part of the current ad campaign for UK retailer, John Lewis.

It stays rather faithful to the original. Pardon the pun. Well sung. Hard to beat the gritty, emotional performance which Michael Hutchence delivered way back in 1987.

No word on weather the song will be stripped onto her current longplayer, "Fall To Grace"