Viktoria Tocca – Ready To Run

“I want more from it.”

Tim: New Swede here. (well, new as far as releasing music goes, not new as in newborn, but, well, anyway) with a decent chunk of pop for you, especially if you like yellow and turquoise.

Tom: Have you been on the port again? That’s a heck of an introduction.

Tim: Rude. No, just the beer. And watch the video, you’ll understand.

Tim: And I like that. I really do. Except…well, I want more from it.

Tom: You know why? Because this sounds like a TV theme. That introduction sounds like it’s going to be the lead-out from a teaser section into a title sequence.

Tim: Huh, yes, it does and all. I’ll tell you my main problem, though: I spent most of the middle eight thinking “I’m looking forward to the key change that’s coming soon, although I know there probably won’t be one.”

I think its main flaw is repeating the chorus immediately after its second outing. Typically, and this song is nothing if not typical, that’s what you do at the end, when you’re climaxing (for want of a better word).

Tom: Classy. But not only that: there’s not nearly enough delineation between the chorus and the verse. The whole chorus sounds like a build, not an actual chorus.

Tim: An enjoyable build, mind. The doubling gives the impression that “yep, we’ve done that already, so just IMAGINE what’s coming next,” and so I do imagine it, and then the only special thing is an (admittedly quite pleasant) instrumental bit. And it’s a bit of letdown. Which is a shame, because it’s a decent track – certainly leaves me wanting to see what’s next from her – but it just doesn’t deliver what it sort of promises.