Hello and welcome to Chart Chasers where I shall once again be checking out the latest songs to hit the UK chart. This week there are FIVE new entries!
First up today is Swedish House Mafia with Save the World. It sounds like a bizarre film plotline, the Swedish mafia facing off a global threat- maybe an alien invasion. Technically this is not a new entry but I haven’t written about this before so it’s getting a write-up today!
Now that is a great tune. This is my fave Swedish House Mafia song and it’s brilliant. 5/5.
Onto the proper new entries now. The first of these is The Lumineers with a track called Ho Hey. I have no idea what to expect from this one but I’m being optimistic and hoping this is going to be great.
This is a great song and I can’t help but be reminded of Mumford and Sons. It has a very Mumford-y feel about it and that is in no way a bad thing. 4/5.
Next up today is Bastille with Flaws. I can think of numerous flaws of a former French prison singing a song so it’ll be interesting to see how this track comes together…
Ooh, I like that. Not even a trace of a French accent. The prison has done a good job taking human form and embarking on a music career. This is a great track which stands out from the crowd. Love it. 4/5.
Today’s edition of Chart Chasers is one of the rare ones where we actually get to hear some new artists. Up next is Naughty Boy with Wonder. Once again I have no idea what to expect but it does feature Emeli Sande so it’s pretty guaranteed there’ll be some beautiful vocals in here somewhere.
Yep, it does feature some fantastic vocals. Emeli once again demonstrates her amazing voice here, though I do think the song is a bit boring. The chorus “we are full of wonder” just feels a bit naff. Better than most music around at the moment but I know Emeli can do better. 3/5.
And finally we come to the song I’ve been waiting for a long while to share with you. It is one of my favourite tracks of 2012 so far. It’s called Beneath Your Beautiful and again features Emeli Sande but it’s Labrinth who does most of the vocals on this one.
I first heard this track properly when I saw Labrinth at the iTunes Festival. It shows that though he’s known for his noisy stuff, he’s actually a very versatile and talented musician. Add Emeli Sande’s incredible voice in here too and you get something amazing. This is such a beautiful song and I love it. 6/5.
That’s it for this week but there’s more here every week, usually on a Monday but I had technical issues yesterday. Thanks for reading and do let me know what you thought of this week’s songs!