Time to welcome back that wacky David Guetta! He’s back on the scene (if you can say he actually left) with his first release from his Crimbo Cash-In album, a re-issue of the very successful ‘One Love’, innovatively titled ‘One More Love’.
Usually, when things go dark and slightly depressing for a while, you welcome back a bit of spice, that playfulness, that colour, that pizzazz that made everything so special in the first place, long before dreariness took over. And as this statement gradually begins to relate more and more to Rihanna’s fourth LP ‘Rated R’, it becomes clear that sometimes, it’s best if the whole thing is just put to a halt and re-thought. David and Rihanna’s new duet is an example of that, but the thing is, it’s just about the perfect pop single.
Odd isn’t it? That it’s actually a fairly generic, slightly over-thought dance/pop tune, but none-the-less, it’s one that meets all the necessary requirements to be a hit.
It’s got two huge names in the title credits, heaps of auto-tune, and production on poppers, a video on more poppers and a couple of added hallucinogens for good measure, and it’s chorus is as catchy as a fever. The amount of auto-tune is a little off-putting to say the least, and whilst Guetta tries a variation to his typical four-on-the-floor drum loop, the overall production is very standard.
The video is one of those artsy jobbies and tries to do something fancy, but Rihanna just looks like she’s trying too hard to get noticed. But not that you’re going to notice her, because there’s no HQ video.
As a David Guetta song, it’s pretty bog standard, but there’s no denying it’s headed for UK Top 10 success. As a Rihanna song, it pails in comparison to her earlier hits, even during the dark ‘Rated R’ era. It’s not terrible, it’s just that’s it doesn’t do much other than add to Guetta’s impressive list of big name collaborators.
Rating: 3.0 STARS
Download: November 29, 2010 (OUT NOW)
Featured Album: ‘One More Love’