So Directioners, yes this is not the best song ever, but they are talking about it.
Click here for the music video for Best Song Ever!
So the Best Song Ever leaked a few weeks ago, and as compensation (somehow), we got the full digital download on not only iTunes, but VEVO as One Direction uploaded their new music video a couple of days ago. And yes, it does look strangely like Tom Cruise, though I have my similar doubts. To be honest, this song is not the best song ever and only just talking about dancing away to the best song ever.
So if this song is anything to go by, it's going to be great, right? I mean, this is the same band that brought us What Makes You Beautiful, Live While We're Young, One Thing, Kiss You and Little Things, but things seems to have taken a tier-2 approach as Best Song Ever doesn't quite live up to my expectations (not lofty, but still high).
You can notice right off the bat that the verses shifts up the way it does, with Harry's singing having a sharp 'ow!' in between, making it hard to feel both either fun/serious. But the chorus is slightly catchy, still not as virtuous as their past hits. Zayn also has a falsetto high which is highly commendable at the end. That being said, the lyrics are also not as innovative or as amazing as before, tiring stances can easily be heard. The production behind it, also a shortfall from their past remains and still a very low surprise from One Direction, especially with a band that is pretty much the most famous and recognised all over the world.
That being said, it is still commonly addictive, but the substance does degrade a little when you compare it to their previous hits. Their movie (This Is Us) is coming out, so I guess the music video might have a little instance of it, so I suppose just stay tuned.
And we dance all night to the best song ever
ORIGINALITY: 7/10 - Ever since Live While We're Young, I've been a little let down. But this is still a consistency which I think they've kept for quite awhile and it's been great so far.
SOUND: 8/10 - I've got to give it an 8 for it's catchiness and some good high points. However, the rest just falls flat in some cases.
LYRICS: 7/10 - The innovation and creativity seems to have been drawn out.
OVERALL: 22/30 - The song runs dry on some occasions, especially on the creative output. Otherwise, One Direction would've been amazing on not just a few notes, but throughout the song. I'm gonna' give it what it deserves, and I'll add it on my playlist.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.