Uh Oh. It looks like The Saturdays are creating 'Headlines!' once again with their third album/ mini-album/ 8 Track EP/ whatever you wanna call it. They are notably known for creating spectacular album covers and 'Headlines!' is no exception. It's so colourful and bright and very tongue-in-cheek. I love these girls and putting my dancing shoes on, I absolutely can't wait to listen to the new tracks! I hope I don't faint.
Missing You: Imagine eating chocolate cake minus the sugar and chocolate. That's probably how this track really sounds like. You crave for new songs by the girls and you get 'Missing You'. But it's not really that bad honestly. Forgive their dance choreography, which is really weak and emotionless and you'll realise that "I miss missing you, sometimes" is actually a genius lyric on their part and you'll have no choice but to agree, right?
Ego: There's really nothing else to say about this track, taken from their sophomore effort, 'Wordshaker'. It's old, but still great nevertheless and still overpowers some of the tracks -coughs- in this EP/ Mini-Album or whatever you wanna call it.
Higher: "I'm doing nothing. Cos then at least I'm doing nothing wrong." is another genius lyric on their part. This is set to be their second single from 'Headlines!'. Smart move, I'd say. From first listen, you'd start expecting for something huge to happen and when the chorus arrives, the song explodes in bursts of ecstasy and excitement bringing you 'Higher' and 'Higher' after subsequent listens. Now, where did I put my dancing shoes?
Forever Is Over: Someone desperately, i repeat, desperately, needs to send a message over to The Saturdays HQ that this song is not as fantastic as they think it really is. This song is old and although it grows after subsequent listens, it's really not a favourite of mine at all. At least put a remix edit of the song or something. The whole dark theme is so tacky and over the top. It's the kind of song that you'd never realize of it's existence 10 years from now. Nothing to be sad about. Move along now.
Died In Your Eyes: If there's something that The Saturdays are not really strong at, that's probably ballads. Few people would realise that this is actually a cover of Kristinia Debarge's song and that is actually quite sad. But do we really care? The Saturdays' version is very uplifting but it gets very boring after a few listens. Look, I want to dance with The Saturdays, not weep over their -coughs-notsogood-coughs ballads. Next, please!
Karma: Momma told me to prepare my dancing shoes for this song. Hell it's infectious from first listen! And catchy as hell! The lyrics are really witty and impressive! (I need to stop raving about the lyrics, but I just can't help it! I apologize.) "If you wanted diamonds, why you settle for a rock!" - Haha! Okay maybe one more "Then I hope that you'd choke on some really hot coffee!" - I'm choking already. Are these girls serious with these lyrics?! Haha! Please choose this as a single, I'm beggin' you! This song has Girls Aloud written all over it with the signature The Saturdays sound! This song is living proof that the world does not need Girls Aloud.. well not for the time being at the very least.
Puppet: Critics raved strongly about this song. I sat down. Listened to the song. Started bobbing my head slowly without knowing. I feel a little ounce of excitement and when the chorus came, my legs started shaking uncontrollably. Help! This is a typical example of a sure-fire hit from The Saturdays and what it does to you. Oh god. I love this song. Yeap, you critics were right, this song is really amazing and gets you hooked after the first listen!
One Shot (Starsmith Remix): I still wonder why this was never a single from their sophomore effort, 'Wordshaker'. Looks like they're giving this song 'One Shot' more and I'm super pleased they bothered including the remix version instead of the original. (Shame on you people from Saturdays HQ for not bothering to do the same with Ego & Forever Is Over) 'One Shot' was already impressive on its own and now that you have this StarSmith Remix, it keeps gettin' better!
And then, that's it. I'm annoyed. I really wanted more tracks! The Saturdays definitely got me hooked 'like a puppet on a string' (no pun intended) with 'Headlines!'. Please have a new album ready by 2011! Oh girls, please come to Singapore! I'll sing, I'll dance and I'll do anything for you to come here!
P.s If you're in the UK, go buy the album from HMV! There's a free giant poster included! I'm jealous! The HMV in Singapore sucks so I bought my album (with the poster of course) online!