Tim: Tom, we have an announcement to make.
Tom: We do. Europlop is approaching ten years old. And after more than 3,000 posts — and more than 3,800 emails back and forth, during which we’ve never changed the subject line — that ten-year anniversary is also the time to bring this to a close. Ten years is an achievement, and I reckon it’s better to go out on a high, while we’ve got something to celebrate.
Tim: Indeed – I think we can say it’s been a fairly good decade musically, even if we did have to struggle to get through dubstep.
Tom: As the old showbiz saying goes, always leave ’em wanting more. So, with that said: one last week of new music?
Tim: Let’s do it. We have, broadly, both been in favour of Sigrid’s previous tracks; here’s her latest, a cover of a track from thirty years ago, and you can probably guess what the title translates to.
Tom: Well, that’s another track I can describe myself as being “broadly in favour of”.
Tim: Good, that, isn’t it? It’s basically a ‘remember that? That was great, any chance of it happening again?’ message, and it pretty much checks all my requirements for an upbeat pop song. Great vocal, yep, Tinkly background with lovely synth patterns, yep. Smooth and catchy melody, yep. Nothing that I want to get rid of, also yep.
Tom: And there’s enough eighties influence left from the original — in that middle eight in particular — that it’s still a competent cover.
Tim: Honestly, got nothing to complain about with this. Hooray!