Tom: B*Witched? You’re kidding me.
Tim: Absolutely not – obviously, you don’t take part in a big reunion TV show and go on its accompanying tour just to say goodbye again afterwards, so let’s have some proper new music, shall we?
Tim: And it is…entirely generic. It’s very good generic, mind – mild opening verse building into a hefty two-part chorus, good use of screaming for the title and a sensible break for the middle eight – but there’s none of the playfulness that has become regarded, for better or worse, as their trademark.
Tom: They were always seen as a bit of a novelty act for that reason. When “Some people say I look like me dad” is the rallying call for a retro-enthusiastic cheer on a cheesy dance floor, then I can understand them wanting to be a bit more respectable.
Tim: This could easily be by, say, Demi Lovato, or P!nk (especially with the bit in the chorus lifted from Blow Me (One Last Kiss)).
Tom: Yep, there’s even the cheering-sound-effect afterwards. But that said, “this could be by Demi Lovato” is a pretty good compliment.
Tim: It is – it’s very high praise indeed, but it’s still slightly disappointing for a B*Witched song. Great track, but with bad reasons for being so.
Tom: It’s not the Irish flutes and cheesy pop that some fans will have been hoping for… but then, it’s not the nineties any more.