McFly – “Love Is On The Radio” New Single

Published October 21st 2013
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8a58571e1321033188e91dedc5bbad0dMcFly released the lyric video for their new single Love Is On The Radio, the first single from their upcoming 6th studio album.

On first listen, it’s hard to distinguish where the chorus starts. It’s not very obvious as it sounds more like a pre-chorus. However, on subsequent listens it becomes clearer and the chorus actually gets stuck in my head when I’m not listening to it. Love Is On The Radio is a bit of a new direction for McFly. While the melodies are typical McFly, the track is very folk sounding and has elements of The Lumineers’ Ho Hey throughout. The song isn’t an obvious smash but McFly aren’t looking for obvious smashes anymore since they went trend-chasing on their previous album Above The Noise and decided it wasn’t for them. It could be a decent sized hit just like their greatest hits single Love Is Easy last year.

Check out the lyric video for Love Is On The Radio below:

Love Is On The Radio is out on November 24th.

All That Junk – 24/8

Published August 24th 2013
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Katy Perry has teamed up with MTV and Pepsi to ask fans to vote between two songs called Walking On Air and Dark Horse to be released before her album drops. Clips of both songs can be heard to help choose. (MTV link)

Diana Vickers is featured in the advert for One Direction’s perfume Our Moment singing My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music. (YouTube Link)

McFly are almost finished recording their 6th album. (Instagram Link)

The Saturdays have released teaser gif’s of their video for Disco Love. (The Saturdays Link)

All That Junk 20/8

Published August 20th 2012
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Cher Lloyd had a bottle of piss thrown at her yesterday at V Festival. She ran off stage when it happened but returned shortly to finish her set. (Daily Mail link)

Avril Lavigne has put the finishing touches to her album for a second time. (Twitter link)

Rita Ora has achieved her third number one on the UK Singles Chart with How We Do (Party). (BBC link)

McFly are at the American Embassy trying to get US Visas to allow them to perform in the States. (Twitter link)

Mutya Buena bumped into Heidi Range at V Festival and claimed on Twitter that it was lovely to see her… before deleting said tweet. (No link)

McFly – “Shine A Light” featuring Taio Cruz

Published October 02nd 2010
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The second single from McFly’s upcoming fifth studio album, Above The Noise, is the Taio Cruz track Shine A Light. Like Party Girl, it continues to showcase McFly’s change of sound but still manages to sound like a McFly song (which is a good thing).

Shine A Light sounds like a more mature Star Girl and a more electronic The Heart Never Lies. It also contains the album title, Above The Noise, in the second verse.

The only small problem with Shine A Light is the production. The song sounds quite empty and seems like there should be a build up, like the long crescendo throughout The Heart Never Lies, but it never happens. It just plods along with no big moment. Taio Cruz’s fifteen seconds of a middle 8 also seems a bit unnecessary but by him featuring the song, hopefully it will attract new listeners and the song will perform better than Party Girl.

Shine A Light will be released on November 8th followed by the album, Above The Noise, on November 15th.

McFly – “Party Girl” New Single

Published July 14th 2010
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McFly have taken a risk and changed up their sound completely for their fifth studio album, having re-signed a new profit-sharing deal with their old record label, Island Records. The lead single is the Dallas Austin produced, Party Girl, which sounds a bit like McFly singing their own version of Lady GaGa’s Bad Romance.

While Party Girl is a departure in sound for McFly, it still sounds like a McFly track somehow. This is probably because the vocals aren’t edited too much so they’re still quite distinctive, but Party Girl also somewhat sounds like a progression from their single Lies.

McFly also announced their second single from the, yet to be titled, new album would be the Taio Cruz track Shine A Light later in the year, along with the launch of their new Super City website and a thirty minute movie which will accompany Party Girl.

Party Girl will be released on September 6th through Island Records.