Richard Ashcroft – This Is How It Feels
Frontman of The Verve, Richard Ashcroft is back with the first single from his forthcoming 5th studio album entitled ‘These People’, which hits shelves in May.
‘This Is How It Feels’ is Richard Ashcroft’s first new music in over 6 years and has already received approval from former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher who tweeted: “Ashcroft gives power get up you bunch of lazy tarts”. ‘This Is How It Feels’ channels the spirit of The Verve but lacks in conviction. At over 5 minutes in length, the track is too long and lacks staying power. It’s a far cry from Ashcroft’s best solo work, 2007’s ‘Keys To The World’ and is unlikely to win The Verve frontman any new fans. A disappointing return.
Tinie Tempah – Girls Like
Following on from his recent mixtape ‘Junkfood’, Tinie Tempah is back with ‘Girls Like’, the second offering from his forthcoming third studio album, which is due for release later this year.
This commercial offering perfectly combines Tempah’s mix of rap and catchy hooks, this time provided by Sweedish singer Zara Larsson. It’s another slice of radio friendly music that is bound to dominate the airwaves over the coming weeks. One can only wonder however, how long Tinie Tempah can churn out this formula before it becomes tiresome.