RandomEnigma broke the news of the new Saturdays single Missing You on Unreality Shout at the weekend. He was less than impressed with the quality of the single, and this was echoed in the comments by OddOne, who quipped:
‘Excuse me, this is our last chance saloon, poor prouction and uninteresting lyrics are our way of showing this’.
They’ve got a point though. Despite a promising first album, The Saturdays haven’t exactly become the darlings of the pop charts. I can’t for the life of me work out why not. I loved Ego, and it even continued to grow on me past my original review.
Missing You is something else altogether. It feels like a foray into a straight club style, from an instrumental point of view. Coupled with the sunshine video destination, could it be possible The Saturdays are throwing their names into the ‘Summer Hit’ competition?
Listening to the single, you can almost hear the sound of a million remixes. This is begging for something far more energetic to liven up the dreary vocals. I won’t comment on the autotune. We have a love-hate relationship with autotune, but it might have a place in this track, which has a transcendent, almost hypnotic vibe.
On a positive note, the girls have never looked more stunning. Let’s face it, Una Healy in bikini top = epic video win. Frankie Sandford looks far too boyish to be having any kind of sexual thoughts about. Discuss.
Also, is this the last chance saloon for The Saturdays? And will Missing You bring them back on course?