Tim: I’ve lost track of who plays the part of which Dolly (Molly, Polly and Holly, you’ll recall), because they seem to have a higher turnaround time than the Sugababes. Nonetheless, here’s their new one, with a message that’s very à la mode (a prominent line in the pre-chorus being very much so, and it’s the Tinie Tempah one you’re thinking of).
Tim: And that there is pop music, owing a lot to Katy Perry, and others.
Tom: Particularly in the vocals in that first chorus: the vocal quality is really similar. The track’s less bubblegum-pop than they’ve done before, as well.
Tim: But all on its own it is pure, unadulterated pop. It is not ashamed to be that, rightly: it is well aware that pop music is frequently looked down upon, but also that those who do look down just have a colossal lack of a sense of fun.
I’d call this textbook, but it’s not. This is to textbook what the 20 volume Oxford English Dictionary is to that Chambers Pocket thing lurking in a school rucksack.
Tom: There’s a reference from twenty years ago, Tim. Sorry, you were on a metaphor.
Tim: It takes what’s in the textbook, explores it in vast amounts of detail, and then takes in so much more. We’ve discussed previously the idea of ‘perfect pop’ – tracks that go alongside What Makes You Beautiful, Lovekiller and Exclusive Love on a pedestal of greatness – and my God, it’s a shame that these girls aren’t well known outside Sweden. Because damn, this track wouldn’t be too far out of place.