Cher Lloyd's clearly releasing her new second album soon. Unlike the first one though, the difference is pretty perspicuous: I Wish is not Swagger Jagger.
Lyric video for I Wish.
The X-Factor second runner-up for season 7 is finally back with her new single! Well, which Brat isn't excited for Cher ever since she broke into the US charts with Want U Back and Oath, charting positions 12 and 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively. Although it seemed that she received quite a lot of criticism and negativity towards her previous first single, Swagger Jagger, before winning them over again with the UK hit With Ur Love, it's safe to say there's no repeat of history this time. This song is going to be a hit with the fans for sure. However, I'm not really sure if others are going to be appealed towards T.I.'s rap verses.
So I Wish kind of has the vibe with Want U Back. You can hear it instantly, the style switching almost feels as if Cher had ditched her old tracks back on the Sticks + Stones album. I might be a little on the fence with the track, but it is overall a fun record aimed at pretty much girls who are big fans of Cher's musical representation. She's come a long way since her audition days, be it Sticks + Stones selling well or not. The track also feels very unfamiliar at the pre-chorus, where Cher's vocals becomes smooth, definitely not the type of note she hits often. However, the chorus doesn't disappoint, even with the sweet end to it (come, come, kiss me boy). With the variety of instruments used (you might have to guess it), the track doesn't come up easy and Cher herself did most of the heavy lifting for the most part. While this track is good, the lyrics, in comparison to her older hits, don't exactly feel estranged nor satisfactory. They feel averagely moderate, but we all know there's better lyrics to the song. I think there's one thing that could've either been better or worse, and that's T.I.'s feature.
I wish I was tall
I don't know what to call T.I.'s appearance; extraordinary or weak? It's in the middle it seems, as T.I.'s raps don't really essentially mean anything. That said, it doesn't destroy the song nor salvage it, thus his whole meddling with his bars might not have come in effect, and might've been better without him than with him. Though, no complaints, it doesn't sound too bad than others with the rap hats on other pop songs.
I'm not sure what kind of fella' you like
Originality: 7/10 - The song seems to have a little ingenuity lacked, but it doesn't bring down the scale of it though.
Sound: 8/10 - Catchy, relatable and light; Cher Lloyd has really put it up for fans.
Lyrics: 7/10 - The lyrics don't really matter as much and don't coincide, but the content on it is enough to suffice for it fully.
Overall: 22/30 - All in all, the song is what it is. Catchy, poppy and relatable. Nothing more and nothing less. I'm a big Cher fan, so it's really hard now to even predict what the new sound could be like on the upcoming album. Overall, I'll definitely be playing it for days.
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