Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin- Runnin’ (Lose it All)
After successful collaboration with Sam Smith, Naughty Boy worked with one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Beyonce. Arrow Benjamin was also featured in the song. It was Beyonce’s latest recording release after “7/11”. From hip-hop and R&B tune, this time she turned to this EDM track. This song, however, reminds me of her song “Haunted”. Her voice showed her prowess as well as Arrow Benjamin, who didn’t fail with his part. This song may possibly be a hit once it was released and may be a start of working relationship of Beyonce and Naughty Boy. Despite the strong performances of the artists, melody-wise, not as catchy as many hit EDM tracts.
Rating: 7.5 of 10
One Direction- Infinity
After the huge success of “Drag Me Down” at the charts, One Direction finally released the follow-up for their upcoming LP they just named “Made in the A.M.”, which will be out ,as usual, on November. The song is a mid tempo ballad driven by synth and drums. The lyrics wa believed to be about former member Zayn Malik. The message is fine but it lacked more sincerity with the words. It’s just a short song to accommodate more words. The melody was good but not on par with “Story of My Life”. Many claimed, “Drag Me Down” was way bettef but I prefer this song.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Hailee Steinfield- Love Myself
After her notable appearance at the successful musical comedy film “Pitch Perfect 2”, Hailee Steinfield didn’t waste her talent and pursued musical career. When I watched the film, she has a good voice and possibly can carry the next “Pitch Perfect” movie. When I heard this I was like she should’ve done a better musical approach with a voice like that. The lyrics, was also believed as suggestive in social media which Hailee denied as it is about empowerment. Melodically, it is catchy but expected better from her. The song was already released more than a month ago but just catching up interest recently.
Rating: 7 out of 10