Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Todo el mundo canta

Another singer, another subpar followup single, and another case of me being taken with it--Spanish singer David Tavaré's followup to last year's "Summerlove" (which is all sorts of great--it sounds exactly like sitting in a cabana on an exotic beach in the middle of summer) came out a month ago and I completely brushed it off at the time; it seemed hookless and dull. As time has passed, though, it's grown on me. It's clearly not as good as "Summerlove" (a cover of the Underdog Project's "Remember"), but, despite all quality control standards I might have, I've found myself liking it. Completely unnecessary though it would be, I'd actually love an album from him as well, because my taste can be trashy like that.

Hot Summer Night (Oh La La La)--if I didn't know better, I'd say this was trying to rip off "Summerlove"--there are moments you're sure it's actually going to turn into it--but it's apparently a cover of 2 Eivissa's "Oh La La La." Why this song is even credited to David, I'm not sure; the female and male backing singers probably do more work than him. Like "Summerlove," the song drips with summer, but it's a chilled nostalgia-tinged summer; even if lyrically this song isn't actually about the past (as "Summerlove" is), it sounds like it is. Dreamy, summery, and not hookless as I originally thought (the hook just mainly comes from the female singer's "oh la la la"s, which you also get in the original version of the song), "Hot Summer Night" still isn't as good as "Summerlove," but it's an acceptable followup, even if we might have hoped for an original song...and, even if it does sound reminiscent of "Summerlove" while simultaneously making you wish for "Summerlove," maybe that just intensifies that underlying musical nostalgia...nah, that's probably giving him too much credit.

(By the way, I've also seen this song credited to "David Tavaré feat. 2 Eivissa.")

You can buy David Tavaré's second single "Hot Summer Night (Oh La La La)" here (physical), but I very much recommend picking up his debut single "Summerlove" (it's hypnotizingly summery), which you can get on last year's Disco Estrella (physical) or here (digital) or from iTunes, regardless of country; for example, if you live in the U.S., go here.

Next up: maybe a Swedish singer.

5 comments:

Paul said...

Another day another amazingly haired boy on poppostergirl. Love. It. The song is good too - i checked out Summerlove and you know what - it IS hypnotisingly summery :) Plus from your many essential other posts - more Antony Callea ballads? I was hoping his mopiness disappeared with his hair and the closet but sadly i am wrong. Plus in other news - how are you with HP7? And OH! Hairspray is magnificent. I can hear the bells...
PS I may return on friday...

J'ason D'luv said...

I don't know where you find these boys.... are you really secretyly a gay dude?... but I like the way you think.

J'ason D'luv said...

And secretyly is a new term I've coined. It means, quite literally, "to project a hypnotic signal that makes all others around you do cartwheels until they're so dizzy they think" -- oh, forget it.

Poster Girl said...

I know! Me, too, Paul. Sigh (re: Anthony Callea). I really really want to see Hairspray--I'm so glad to hear it's great! And, despite going out to get the book at midnight (we avoided all "parties," though), I'm on page 30--not my fault, though; my family has this thing where we always read the Harry Potter books out loud together, and, after one day together, we're apart for a week. I'm sooo nervous someone's going to ruin the ending for me!

Well, everyone must have suspected there's a reason my real name is not public, J'ason! ;) And, though it's not quite as good a word as "schlagerbebis," "secretyly" could be usable. The new "fetch"?

J'ason D'luv said...

Schlagerbebis, quit trying to make fetch happen.