Tim: One side of her new double A-side release (though surely there’s a better term we could be using for that now).
Tom: “Cheating”? If I remember my chart rules properly – although they may have changed now – it means that downloads of the second track get counted as downloads of the first for chart purposes, in the UK at least. As if the charts weren’t a lie already.
Tim: Ooh, biting words there. Anyway, that is what this is.
Tim: This is lovely, you see, because it starts off a tad downbeat after a breakup, but that chorus is just full of energy as it reveals she’s actually happy about it, really she is, and then when it comes in for the final part it’s all sorts of upbeat and cheeful, and you just can’t help becoming all “I won’t go back, I’m better now” with a great bit dollop of “let’s go for it” on the side. Erm, that ended up being a fairly long sentence; anything you’d like to say?
Tom: It’s nice to see a break-up song that’s neither a diss track nor a ‘I’m sorry, please take me back’. It’s about as positive as a break-up song can possibly be. I very much approve.
What’s the other A-side like, anyway?
Tim: Well, it’s called Mirage and it’s worth checking out for her fantastic singing in the choruses, but not for much else, unfortunately, as she heads off in the other direction following a different breakup. Or perhaps the same breakup, and we have here a dual release to accompany a dual personality.
Tom: Maybe it’s an album entirely of breakup songs. Maybe she’s Adele in disguise.