Friday, March 20, 2009

I know nobody's perfect, but I guess that I am very close

Poorly chosen song titles, example one: "Love Sux," the name of German former TV singing contestant Linda Teodosiu's debut single. Looking at that spelling, I felt my expectations for the song instantly plummet. I'm not necessarily opposed to slang or informal-style spelling--"In The Ayer," for example, had to be spelled as it was--but looking at "Love Sux," I was expecting really bad punk-pop or something.

Nothing could be further from the truth. "Love Sux" is actually a pop song by none other than Quiz and Larossi who, having found so much success recently with the Saturdays' "Up," seem to be continuing to explore that sound. With its more sashaying-friendly melody, "Love Sux" isn't a carbon copy of "Up," but the production styles are similar, just not in a too-similar-for-comfort way. The video makes Linda's out-of-nowhere unexpected greatness even better: save for the fact that the director could have done a better job casting her ex-love interest, it's a surprisingly well-done dynamic and pose-friendly affair that makes it clear whoever is backing Linda is invested in doing this whole popstar business right.

Add to that the fact that "Good At It," the free track being given away on Linda's website, is on just about equal footing with "Love Sux" and Linda is off to a promising start. "Good At It," based on a stompy electro beat and just-on-the-right-side-of-shouty vocals, is an attitude filled pop song that comes across like a mix of the Saturdays' up-tempo songs and the Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up." "Girls Rule The World," a song Linda has performed, continues the great up-tempo song trend, though it sounds like it has a bit more of a smooth dance sound.

The main producers of Monrose's last album have done the vast majority of songs on Linda's upcoming album, which does make me a little nervous since I felt sadly underwhelmed by the majority of that album. I'm not sure that that was due to the production, though, so I'm still going to hope Linda can deliver an album full of top-quality modern pop songs with slightly edgy impact to them. She's a surprising but welcome addition to the music scene: getting acts like Linda who appears with guns blazing, holding no punches as they introduce themselves with songs like these--completely commercial but not wishy-washy in any way--is a rare but exciting thing.

To pre-order Linda Teodosiu's single "Love Sux," go here (physical).

Next up: maybe an American singer featured on a TV show a few weeks ago.


raspberry29 said...

This track was done by Quiz & Larossi/Claude Kelly. It was originally for the Pussycat Dolls last album along with another of their songs "Love Gun".

Poster Girl said...

I didn't know about Claude Kelly's involvement! He's on a roll lately. I hadn't heard about "Love Gun," either--thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

Quiz & Larossi did the new single Hush hush for The Pussycat dolls..........

Some german guy produced Love sux,,,,,,,Q&L och Claude just wrote the song