Tuesday 15 January 2013

Destiny's Child - Nuclear


Bowie and JT aren’t the only ones who made a comeback last week, though they admittedly overshadowed the return of Destiny’s Child. Disappointingly, Nuclear will be the only new track on their upcoming ‘Love Songs’ album – a collection of the "vocal group’s most romantic recordings". So basically all their ballads then.

Speaking about current collaborations, Beyonce told GQ that herself, JT and Pharrell Williams "all started in the 90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us”. That’s certainly true of Nuclear, produced by Williams, with its lush washes of strings and harmonies contrasting with a 90s breakbeat. But with Beyonce and Kelly having such successful solo careers and Michelle doing…erm…are the girls really better as a group?

Judging by this, the answer is a resounding no. DC’s output is easily categorised as either pop bangers or ballads – the former being by far their more successful tracks. This weirdly falls somewhere in between, the result being a track that’s duller than dishwater. With a title like Nuclear, wouldn’t you expect a track that’s a bit more…explosive?

2/5


Listen: 'Love Songs' is released on 29th January.