Friday, September 21, 2007

Another year over, but we're still together

Time for a McFly news break.

New single "The Heart Never Lies" (which you can read a lovely write-up of over at I'm Always Right) will come in several versions, but the most important thing is that we'll be getting 2 b-sides: their cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella" (my first thought was "What?!? No...is that a good match? And it'll probably get them burned by everyone," but then I realized that Scott Simons's cover of it has at least made me possibly open to the idea of covers of it) and the Dougie-penned and -featuring "Ignorance." Given Dougie's involvement in "Transylvania" and "Silence Is A Scary Sound," that could be something to really look forward to.

The video for "The Heart Never Lies" just recently debuted. This song, if there is any justice, should really win them some crossover appeal. Of course, if there was any justice, "Transylvania" would have been a big hit (as "Friday Night" should have been) or at least silenced all those "they're so generic" arguments, so I'm not counting on anything. Honestly, though, as long as you don't hate guitars, give it a listen, or at least listen to part of it.



As Paul mentioned, McFly are also participating in that whole Radio 1 covers album; they've done a version of the Jam's "A Town Called Malice," which you can listen to on YouTube here.

Finally, at the same time that I like them for their music, I also affirm my right to appreciate if any of them is looking particularly fine. Normally, I'm all about the spiky popstar hair, yeah? And the almost-shaved look is one I strongly disapprove of?


Well, there are exceptions to every rule.

8 comments:

J'ason D'luv said...

Busted really have grown up, haven't they? And the one with the shaved head? I'm with you there! Is he of legal age yet? If so, tell him to do head over to Chez D'luv once his studies are done, because teacher's got a new lesson plan...

Paul said...

oh my god how times have changed. i must be dumb or completely deranged...

not to have noticed how hot Harry (always my fave) has become lately :P

I'm very excited about the Umbrella cover but think they should have been more relevant and done Miss Baltimore Crabs...

Poster Girl said...

It's really impressive that they're still going, isn't it? I mean, most group lose members as time goes on--Busted have actually gained one! And research reveals he was born in '85, so legal? Yes.

Oh, Paul, your Hairspray obsession will never end, will it? ;) Nor should it! It'll be interesting to hear what they've done--comedy cover? Good serious cover? Bad serious cover?

Anonymous said...

What a great song. It's a grower, in the end of it, it gets so good!

Poster Girl said...

It really does! It just feels like the sort of thing you'd love to hear on the radio.

Adem IAR said...

Um, did that work?

Adem IAR said...

Argh, I'd posted a whole thing on how brilliant the McFly single & video were and how it looked like there was a lot of positive comments flying around online for the song.

As for Harry, yeah he's looking quite fit with the shaved head (always thought he was easy to look at though,) but my heart still lies with Doug & Danny, even if Dougie's hair is virtually unmanageable.

Poster Girl said...

Oh, sorry--I hate it when that happens! :( There really are--I hope that translates into sales. They all look pretty respectable at the moment, which is nice :)