Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One, two, three, four, get your feet on the floor!

I know a lot was written about all female Canadian pop-rock (emphasis on the rock, I guess) group Lillix's single "Sweet Temptation (Hollow)" on the Internet back in 2006 when it came out, and in terms of the critical dialogue that took place at the time, I don't have anything to add. However, the song's been undergoing a personal revival from me lately, so I really have to share it so that even more people can have the fantastic experience of jumping around to it. The group, if I'm remembering correctly, said they were breaking up a while back, but now are still together, just with some members having left--which actually does mean that they're no longer an all girl group, come to think of it.

Sweet Temptation (Hollow)--"Sweet Temptation" was the lead and only single for Lillix's second album; it didn't exactly set the charts alight, to say the least. I'm not saying that it necessarily sounds like it's from these groups (beyond the basic female-fronted pop-rock similarity), but I imagine fans of the Faders' "No Sleep Tonight" and the singles from the Veronicas' first album would have a good chance of liking "Sweet Tempation" as well. I think I'd say "Sweet Temptation" is even better than the aforementioned song, too; though you can hear its rock ties, an almost electro beat sneakily underlies much of it, yet another factor making it even more of a giddy (albeit loud and guitar-filled) driving sugar rush. That chorus is pure anthem, too, a command to move that you absolutely don't mind obeying while you shout it along with them.

To buy Lillix's second album Inside The Hollow, go here (physical).

Next up: maybe that Swedish song I meant to post today.


Adem With An E said...

Oh yeah, the Lillix track absolutely shits (oh I feel so dirty swearing on your site!) all over the Faders track. Both were good, but this one DEFINITELY spent more time being played and still does get spins.

I really enjoyed their second album too! There were some corker moments on it but did feel nothing lived up to the greatness of "Sweet Temptation."

Greg said...

This was my number one single of 2006, but I kind of overplayed it and I haven't listened to it in a while. Still scorches when I do listen to it though.

Paul said...

LOL @ Adem - what vivid imagery! hahahahahaha. The lillix were one of those groups that i was always aware of but have never heard. Once again, i am way behind the kids on the street :(

Poster Girl said...

I don't think I've heard very much of that album at all! Only a few tracks besides this one--I'll have to give it a try at some point. Ha ha, oh, Adem, it's fine!

I can see how that could happen really easily--oddly enough, despite "Sweet Temptation" probably being one of the most theoretically instant songs ever made (could it be any more insistent?), I didn't think too much of it the first time I heard it, so I think my appreciation was more spread out than yours was...lots of play spread out over time instead of overdosing.

That's OK, Paul--you're just too cool for the kids on the street (or, as Adam Tensta would say, that's your cool and you can't take it off)!