Five new hits in the chart this week.
Bugzy Malone – MEN2
I like the atmosphere on the backing track, and the lyrics are interesting. Nice ukulele reference too! There’s also some lovely piano in the background in the second half of the track.
The video is a bit bling ‘n’ cars focused, but it’s nice to see an artist actually driving a car rather than just standing around next to one.
Hardy Caprio and DigDat – Guten Tag
I find this one a bit dull, but there are some interesting things going on with the backing track.
The video is your typical ‘extravagant mansion’ job, complete with the obligatory standing around in front of cars that the previous video largely managed to avoid.
Logic and Eminem – Homicide
They couldn’t play this track on the radio, which gives you an idea of what the lyrical content is like (although to be honest the rapping is so fast that I can’t make it out a lot of the time). It’s not my thing either way – too repetitive and not enough melody.
There’s no video yet.
Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You
Nice summery instrumentals, and the tune’s nice, but it’s a little cheesy for me.
The video is shot in black and white, which I always appreciate. Points of interest include the fancy piano, the bit in the middle with a retro film effect over the top (I approve), and the recurring backdrop that has the CN Tower printed on it (presumably a reference to the fact that Toronto is mentioned in the first verse).
Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait
Lovely tune, great atmosphere.
There’s no official video yet, but I’ll be looking out for it when it arrives!
More new hits next Friday.