Tim: The essence of this song is ‘we’re about to break up, so let’s have bloody fantastic farewell sex.’ Classy, no?
Tom: I’m all in favour of pop songs that aren’t about traditional syrupy monogamy.
Tim: Released back in January but with a video only released a few weeks back, this is very standard middle of the road pop music, and it’s a bloody excellent example of it, as evidenced by the fact that the chorus lead-in in the same as that of My Life Would Suck Without You.
Tom: It is a bit similar, isn’t it? And it is middle-of-the road – but it is a very good road to be in the middle of.
Tim: Well, quite. It is loud, it is brash, it is excitable. Any negative points? Not really. It could be sung perfectly well by one person (say, Kelly Clarkson) and no-one would be able to tell the difference, but I don’t really have any problem with that. A key change might have worked nicely, but the song doesn’t seem to be missing anything. I’m happy with it as it is.
Tom: You know, it took me two listens to realise that there wasn’t a key change. My brain just assumed there was, automatically. Even now I’m not quite sure.
Tim: Is it just me, though, or at 2:10 does it look like she’s singing ‘be-before we say goodbye’
Tom: It’s just you.