Tim: I’m aware you’re not that great at remembering our past features, Tom, but I’d hope you remember Isak from when we featured him less than a month back.
Tom: Yes, absolutely, I 100% remember him, I definitely did not just click that link and find I had zero recollection of anything in it.
Tim: On the other hand, the style here is entirely different so it hardly matters either way.
Tim: Compared to last time’s mellow melancholy this is quite the change – defiant, powerful and upbeat, getting going with a fair amount of oomph right off bat, and it’s not long before the chorus comes along and carries it up more.
Tom: It is a bit ‘Strong Enough’, though, isn’t it? I suppose if you’re using ‘I am whatever enough’ in a chorus, there are only so many ways you can arrange it.
You’re not wrong, though, it is a cracking chorus.
Tim: There’s a lot of good stuff in here, really – the various backing vocals all work nicely, the drop out of the instrumentation on the way back in from the middle eight is an old trick but a good one.
Tom: I was going to point that out: some of the clichés still work.
Tim: And those are some great long notes he’s hitting at the end there. All in all, not a bad piece of work.
Tom: Maybe I’ll remember it this time. Or maybe I’ll just remember Cher.