Anne-Marie feat. Doja Cat – To Be Young

“Two distinct hooks between the pre-chorus and regular chorus, some great vocals, and composition that somehow manages to be simple while not grating.”

Tom: Anne-Marie, best known for catchy romanticisation of her past. Doja Cat, known for this TikTok-famous, 70s-influenced track. Together:

Tom: I assumed this would be deviation to the mean, because… well, that’s how this works. But this is really rather good, isn’t it?

Tim: It is – whole lot of things to recommend here. The autotune grates on me a little bit at times, though I don’t know if that’s deliberate or not.

Tom: Two distinct hooks between the pre-chorus and regular chorus, some great vocals, and composition that somehow manages to be simple while not grating.

Tim: Yeah, certainly can’t deny any of that – everything goes together nicely with that good melody.

Tom: And, I assumed Doja Cat would just be coming in for a rapped middle eight, because that’s usually how it works. But no: a noticeably different voice, backed up by some really good string samples. I’ve got nothing bad to say about this track. It’s brilliant.

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