Tinchy Stryder ft Amelle Berrabah - 'Never Leave You'
Ah, there is nothing like the sweet euphoric rush of pop music: The tightening of the chest, the raised hairs, the goosebumps, the fizzy feeling that makes you wonder if you're about to suddenly burst into tears or out laughing, the swelling of excitement, the desire to be carried up into the clouds by the dazzling explosions of light and joy which are bouncing around inside your skull, the tingling, the restless twitchy fingers, the desire to squeal and jump up and down when you discover than someone else gets it too...
...in short, the power pop music has to take sane, calm, rational people, worm under their defenses - their cool, their snoot and their poise - using tricks which are not new or particularly clever, and force them to act like toddlers on The Sugar Rush Of All Time...well that is the thing we are all chasing. We might pretend that we want a balm for the soul, or to have our intellect tickled by wry observations, or to feel part of a People's Republic Of Rockular Togetherness, but actually, all we really need is THAT feeling, and we're not too fussy where we get it from, frankly.
(Here's the video. It's busy.)
That's partly why people get so angry about music they don't like, because it feels like a snub when a hot new song comes out and it doesn't take you anywhere. You're left thinking "what's wrong with me? Don't I DESERVE the fun I can see other people are getting? Why won't you give me The Fun, *insert name of least favourite pop star here*, WHY??"
So, without meaning to rub anyone's noses in the fact that I am clearly one of this song's Chosen People, and you possibly may not be, here's your toddler review...
OMGOMGOMG! This is like, AMAZING!!!! Like, what an EPIC PRODUCTION!!! It's sort of got that enormous, over-emotional 'Battlefield' thing going on, yeah? But with beats!!! THAT IS SO CLEVER, TINCHY STRYDER!! And don't people notice that Amelle is brilliant more often? She's got to be the best Sugababe who ever lived!!!! SRSLY!!! I mean I liked 'Number One' well enough...it had N-Dubz on it...I LOVE N-DUBZ..."nah nah NAIII", right? HAHAHahahah! But this is in a WHOLE OTHER LEAGUE!!! IT'S OVERWHELMING!!!!
I mean, WHY DO PEOPLE NOT MAKE MORE SONGS LIKE THIS? WHY? WHYYYY?? I NEED MORE OF THIS IN MY LIFE!!!
*five long, shouty hours later*