Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Craig David - One More Lie (Standing In the Shadows)

Craig David you are a genius.

But I'm sure you guys already knew that.

I say time and time again that I hate generic eurocrap loops - I really do. I hate them because one, they sound cheap and two, they sound cheap because they're not done right. You guys know where I'm going with this.

Craig David did it right. He always does.

Although Insomnia was a little to 'mainstream'/Chris Brown rip-off for me, I couldn't deny the fact that Craig David knows how to make music. There have been mistakes direction-wise but execution-wise the guy knows exactly what to do and HE DOES IT SO DAMN WELL. Add a gorgeous voice and gah, I can just faint. Seeing him live last year made my impression of him even better - this guy not only knows how to make music, he knows how to perform it. I don't think you need anything else.

One More Lie is a pleasure to listen to - I adore everything about it. I've missed well-done singles and after all the crap that's being put out now, it's nice to hear some real music. But that might be because I'm a fan.

The hook at the beginning is very Eurocrap-y but it doesn't sound cheap, one of the few songs that're like that. The verses are standard Craig David - I swear if he ever stops doing what he does I'm going to throw a fit. Then go back to adoring him. LOL. Clean vocals, processed, but at least the guy can pull it off live (I know he can.), unlike a lot of people who process their vocals.

The thing with this guy is that he's not just a singer, he's a musician. Being a musician gives him all these opportunities to do so much with his music - thank heavens people like it because if they didn't, I'd throw a fit. Again. I'm a little disoriented right now because of all this brilliance. Just listen to the damn song, will you? But before the video, time for some 'spazzing' from me.


5/5 You guys saw it coming.

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