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ZAYN – BEFOUR

There’s no doubt that ex-Directioner ZAYN has a voice that deserves to be on the radio, but new track ‘BeFoUr’ takes him from X Factor heartthrob to accomplished songwriter.

The abstract lyrics somewhat allude to the singer’s very own “Zexit” from the biggest boyband in the world, a swipe at the those that doubted his solo career. The beat is more sophisticated than his previous endeavour (and of course anything One Direction have managed to produce). It’s catchy and the production is impressive; his vocals take centre stage, and rightly so. ZAYN’s got game.

7.0/10
MADDY HARDMAN @PseudoAgatha

BRING ME THE HORIZON – FOLLOW YOU

Is there anything Bring Me The Horizon cannot concur? ‘Follow You’ is a grander headway from their most assorted record, That’s The Spirit. Released with an impacting music video, the track holds a greater value worldwide. It addresses conflicting issues that have become part of our day-to-day lives. We’re walking zombies in our own world, choosing to ignore what’s right in front of us. “I will follow you, cause I’m under your spell.”

While their music holds the grounds for their progressive change, their lyrics have finally caught up with the bands chart hitting anthems.

9.0/10
ISHA SHAH @L0wRegards

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS – AVIATION

Alex Turner and Miles Kane’s bromance side project have released the third single from their upcoming album Everything That You’ve Come To Expect. With previous releases Bad Habits’ and the title track seemingly going in a more theatrical direction than the debut album (if that was even possible) ‘Aviation’ feels like it could slot into 2008’s The Age of the Understatement seamlessly.

With a jangly indie pop melody and a heartfelt and swooning string section, it throws you back to a more simple time, when Turner and Kane didn’t look like they had stolen their Grandad’s tracksuit, but were showing off their talents in front of a huge orchestra and dressed to the nines.

‘Aviation’ is a reminder that the Turner and Kane duo are still capable of producing songs that you’ve come to expect.

8.0/10
CALLUM MCCORMACK @McCormackCallum

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