This Monday the former Girls Aloud-er and be-dimpled pop darling will release the (*looks outside*) hilariously titled, Under The Sun - the opening track from Cheryl’s new album, A Million Lights, and second single after Call My Name which is currently the bestselling single of 2012.
Given that the latter is currently the bestselling single of 2012 - yes we’re only six months in but still, no presh Chezza – the stakes are fairly high.
Luckily three listens in, we’ve decided: it’s pretty good. Straight-up pop, with some gentle vocals and a nice, easy mid-tempo beat. So pop, yes, as it should be.
So, we were promised a slightly older sound on the album, not to mention the influence of ‘dubstep’ (nuch of what we’ve heard so far errs more on the side of 90s synths and beats). So what? Sometimes we’re purists for the accessible sounds of Girls Aloud. And sometimes, just sometimes, we’re done listening to club music in the office (we’re looking at you evil genius Calvin Harris and every-song-from-the-past-12-months).
Mainly, though, it’s because we’ve forgotten what it feels like to be actually under the sun and find it somewhat cheering to pretend that’s where we actually are. Now where’s my brolley?