My love affair with Alexandra Burke’s thighs continues with the video for her latest single, Start Without You. Mind you, the jury’s still out on the single.
Let’s start with Burkey’s thighs, which are as delicious a pair of pins as I’ve ever seen in a pop video. It actually took me a minute to realise there was an army of semi-naked YMCA types alongside Alexandra. It’s like a friggin’ magic eye picture – depending on what you want to see, you just tune the rest out. And Miss Burke in an all-over body stocking is quite potent.
Don’t waste your time with those dudes, Alex, they’re clearly not your type.
Time to talk music. So far, Alexandra has managed to stay on trend with some reasonably satisfying singles. Everything’s been in that poppy-electro vein that’s dominated the charts for the last couple of years. The best release to date has arguably been All Night Long, which still stands as my party anthem of 2010.
Start Without You is an entirely different beast. Forget the trend-following and general Gaga-by-the-numbers that we might have seen to date. This is some Reggae/Carribean infused pop madness. I want to hate it, but it’s just too smooth and catchy to casually dismiss. Repeated listens just make it harder to stop humming along.
I’m not sure if the chorus is backed by a whistling sound or steel drums – if it’s whistling, it should have been a full compliment of steel drummers like those guys on Must Be The Music this weekend. With a full steel drum break in the middle instead of that redundant, forgettable rapping by DJ What’s Your Name Again?
My only criticism is the ‘sassy girl’ lyrics. It’s just a small thing, but when people say ‘push it out’…well, the only thing you can really push out of your body is either a shit or a baby (or both at the same time). Either way, the visual I get when Alexandra sings those lyrics isn’t pretty, let me tell you. Although, to steal a comment from a YouTuber:
“OH HERE I GO DRIP DROPPING WAY DOWN LOW”
is she singing about being on her period????