Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Alexis Jordan - Happiness

This one isn't out until the end of the month, but it's been doing the rounds on the radio for a while now.  Who is this girl?  A quick Wikipedia check reveals she reached the semi-final of the first America's Got Talent and was quickly snapped up by Jay-Z.  Good job he did.  Happiness samples Deadmaus' Brazil (itself a brilliant track), but the inclusion of Jordan's vocal adds an extra dimension, lifting the song into a hybrid pop-dance track.  Her voice sounds great, with haunting harmonies and a soaring chorus.  It's catchy, well produced, you can sing it, you can dance to it.  Simply put, it's a superb little pop song.