Monday, December 17, 2007

Hearts all over the world tonight

This just screams "let's make a male version of 'Irreplaceable,'" doesn't it (musically, not lyrically)? Only, you know, not as good (though I'd be very interested to hear if I'd like it more with a different singer's voice on it). StarGate are getting so easy to identify--not only that, you could pretty much peg that it wasn't just going to be the StarGate duo, but Espen Lind and Bluefish as well, and--shock--it is.



Much as I love the Ne-Yo template*, it's kind of nice to see them making carbon copies of this other style for a change. Speaking of which, they should be proud--that style has become so prominent that other writers are using it now (see also: Timbaland and Monrose's "Hot Summer," US5's "Rhythm Of Life (Shake It Down)," and the latest, Room 2012's [another German reality TV group, three guys and one girl] falsetto-filled "Haunted"). I'm in real love with Jordin Spark's "One Step At A Time" (not a single, but listen to it here)--it's a fantastic pop song that sounds very influenced by StarGate, though it's not written by them (thanks J'ason!).

*Edit: I should say that yes, Ne-Yo co-wrote "Irreplaceable," but I'm referring here to the songs he sings and that kind of kicky drum machine beat sort of vibe (and often that plucky string-like effect, though it could actually be keyboards) of things like "Sexy Love" and "Because Of You" (and even "So Sick," just slowed down) instead of the guitar strum-based beat of "Irreplaceable" (a song which you can probably hear Ne-Yo's influence in, but more in the vocal melody than anything else, I'd guess.)

6 comments:

Robpop said...

I love 2012's album. Check out the track Simple Things...its dreamy! Its a very strong debut! (they basically worked with Mozart-the same people behind Monrose's 2nd album)

Poster Girl said...

Is it? The style similarity between the two groups makes sense, then (not that Monrose and 2012 sound identical, but hearing that it's the same writers totally fits with what I've heard). I've not heard more than the single, though I saw the album out there...I'll have to listen to that song!

paul @ www.thezapping.com said...

ooo this is very good. very catchy. i fell in love with irreplaceable way too late for my own good, so this will be a decent man substitute!

Poster Girl said...

I'm glad you like it! :)

J'ason D'luv said...

No problem! I, too, was convinced "One Step At A Time" had to be by StarGate, but was surprised when I looked at the credits. I noticed you play that one frequently though, from your last.fm profile ;)

Poster Girl said...

I do! I love it :D