Saturday, August 15, 2009

Two boybands from different generations.

First boyband - One Call. The reincarnation of NLT with some members of the aforementioned band, I wouldn't count on One Call hitting the big time. We've seen NLT call it quits, Varsity Fanclub push back their album release date then replace a member and haven't heard a single gigantic, possibly life-changing announcement from V Factory - new boybands in the US aren't doing very well.

If you take the facts, that's what might happen but if you ask me, someone has to do it and if neither V Factory or Varsity Fanclub are doing anything, then One Call may be a blessing in disguise.

Temporary Love sounds like hit material - the song screams 'give me a good dance routine and make a bunch of club remixes', I don't like most parts of it and over-all, it sounds like a superstar producer or someone who wants to be a superstar producer was the mastermind behind this song.

The best part is the middle 8, in my humble opinion. It's so different from the rest of the song but the melody is divine and the vocals are gorgeous. It makes an impact - even for those few seconds.

3.9/5 - I need a bit more from these guys. They need to give me a song worth hearing.

These boys need to learn a ton of things from the Gods of boybands - BSB. They've given us a bunch of amazing songs/demos of their upcoming album and they sure know how to put one together. There's a Forever-esque song, one that doesn't sound like them but is them, a heap of brilliantly made songs and the lead single which sounds like how a BSB song should sound like in 2009.

The first thing One Call and all these new boybands should learn from BSB is to actually get an album out. The second? Use a formula - it's what pop music's all about.

All In My Head is for the fangirls - me included. It's the song on the album that'll plant the idea of having the guys actually fall in love with us in our heads. A sweet melody, descriptive lyrics and a simple instrumentation. Add that to their always-top form vocals and you have the perfect boyband midtempo verging on ballad that's a MUST for all boyband albums. (see: my post on deconstructing the perfect boyband album)



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