Friday 28 December 2012

The Saturdays feat. Sean Paul - What About Us?

There's something of a Brit invasion occurring in The States, what with the success of pop acts like One Direction and The Wanted.  Now it's the turn of The Saturdays, despite their debut single being released in the UK waaay back in 2008 (If This Is Love - remember that?!).  

Stateside success has been a long time coming and what better way to introduce themselves than with a new single and an E! reality TV show?  

Ok, the TV show is probably unnecessary, but What About Us is a decent enough tune.  It's a predictable dance-pop track as has become de rigeur for the girls.  And of course the middle eight features a rap from Sean Paul, providing an extra shot of urban that American listeners are sure to appreciate, even if it hints at a slight change of direction for the new audience that doesn't live up to their original pop sound.  It might not show off the girls' voices particularly, but the hook is undoubtedly a memorable one.  However, for anyone who's new to the girl group, there are better pop tracks in their back catalogue.


Listen: What About Us is available now in The States and will be released in the UK in early 2013.

Update:  Here's the official video. But what happened to Sean Paul?!