SJUR feat. Liza Owen – Lovesick

“That’s a bit of alright, isn’t it?”

Tim: SJUR is off Norway; we’ve not featured him before but he’s got a couple of decent tracks under his belt, and here’s his new one.

Tim: That’s a bit of alright, isn’t it?

Tom: I didn’t understand why you’d said that — until I got to that pre-chorus. I realise it’s almost certainly sequenced on a computer, but I just got this image in my head of a live keyboard player bashing out those chords. It just sounds really fun: it’s the first time in 2018 that I’ve thought “huh, that sounds like a Big Summer Song”. It’s not, don’t get me wrong, but it could’ve been if that sense of fun had stuck throughout. Instead…

Tim: It’s probably for the best that it’s quite short, though, because even by two and half minutes I’m finding that one single vocal line in the chorus a bit repetitive; on the other hand, the rest of it is pretty good. Well, good in the sense of ‘this is a good example of whatever genre this is called’; the genre itself may well be getting a bit repetitive, but that’s by the by as far as the song’s concerned. The rest of the music, I like. The verses, the instrumental part of the chorus where the vocal has some melody, that’s all fine. So it’ll do.