Time to catch up on some admin and bring you, dear reader, up to date with some songs we’ve been enjoying recently, but that we haven’t actually got round to sharing. There are many reasons for this – the weather, laziness, the impending elections, EastEnders – but here at Musick we figure that telling you about them late is better than not telling you at all. Besides, nobody likes a know-it-all.
First up is Sia with ‘Clap Your Hands’, the first single from her new album, We Are Born. Sia? Isn’t she that bird who sang on all those dreary Zero 7 singles? Well, yes, this is true, but she also had a pop career before that and has worked with people like Beck since then so we can forgive her. Plus, We Are Born is shaping up to be something quite special and ‘Clap Your Hands’ is the kind of ‘carefree summer jam’ we just don’t hear anymore.
Another person with breasts is Sunday Girl with her debut single, ‘Four Floors’. There’s the faint whiff of mid-nineties trip-hop about it, which may not be a bad thing, and the chorus and the vocal performance more than makes up for it if it is. It also has a lovely middle eight bit that makes us feel a bit funny. She’s also had a re-rub by Diplo, but the original version is much better.
We end, as ever, with a club banger. This is the new single from Outkast’s Big Boi and it’s called, rather wonderfully, ‘Shutterbug’.
That’s all folks.