Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's been two years and a half; in July we'll make it three

Preface: if you want a decent (though still obviously radio rip) quality of "The Heart Never Lies," visit this blog (thanks!) Now, it is true that McFly are my favorite band, but it's not because they're my favorite band that I love their songs, but rather because I love their songs that they're my favorite band (which probably sounds like an incredibly pointless statement, but it's not when you consider the number of conversations I've read that use statements like "all the screaming teenie girls will go buy the single no matter what they put out" and then not only believe that but that hold that up as if that's all the proof you need that they're worthless; hate them if you don't like their music, but for people, especially other pop fans, to use the "teenie girls" statement is so ridiculous [and usually hypocritical] to me). The very first time I heard this single--or rather, a piece of it--I wasn't sure about it, but I think that's because I was expecting--well, the songs on Motion in the Ocean had a certain sparkle in their eye--they felt colorful, for lack of a better expression. McFly had even said they're moving back towards the Wonderland sound, so I shouldn't have had that sort of expectation, but I did. "The Heart Never Lies" is less glamorous than something like "We Are The Young" or "Transylvania," but it's still a great solid (and emotional, just not in a treacly way) single from them; just less flashy. Now, on to today's post.

The thought first crept into my mind when I heard it on the radio about a month ago, but it wasn't until a week ago that I fully realized and accepted it:

I love Sean Kingston's second single. "Me Love" is an ace pop song, no qualifications needed. It's cute, it's catchy, it's happy (despite lyrics like "why'd you have to go away from all me love?" and yet another prominent reference to death--this time he's drowning in the ocean), it's got finger snaps and synths and repeated use of nonsense syllables and one syllable words--it's a great big unashamed pop song and I love it. Resisting the urge to sing along gets more difficult with each listen. I wish it didn't end so abruptly, but otherwise, I have no complaints. I swear, you will probably never hear a rock song (it samples/interpolates Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er," apparently--that was through research, folks, not me knowing the song, but it's seriously worth a few seconds listening to the original just to compare to "Me Love") turned into a more joyful summery semi-ridiculous pop song ever.

Me Love

(Advice: turn it up loud! And sing along if you can. It sounds so much better that way. And yes, I realize that if Sean's sixteen, he started dating this girl when he was fourteen or younger--kids today get started so early, don't they?)

To buy Sean Kingston's debut album Sean Kingston, go here (physical) or here (digital).

Next up: maybe something on the Belanova album.


Paul said...

one will ignore the whole sean kingston thing and focus on your slightly over stimulated excitement towards a new mcfly track :P Which i find charmingly infectious and endearing :) I am starting to love the new track long time. It is so pretty at first then so powerful and heartfelt. Gosh i love my little McFly scamps...

Poster Girl said...

Yeah, it's probably better to ignore that. It was even worse during the middle of last week when I was ready to declare "Me Love" better than Britney Spears's latest single.

Can you imagine? Luckily I've come to my senses now ;) Well, I mean I like the Britney track a lot more now (which you're unenthused about and so probably don't care), not that I've started liking the Sean Kingston track less.