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FF: James Arthur and Sigala, Clean Bandit and Mabel and Waterparks

Hellooo! Three posts in a week, who am I?! This one is a Favourites Friday, with a few of my favourite songs from this week! We've got a mix of newer tracks from James Arthur and Sigala, along with Clean Bandit and Mabel and also a song from Waterparks that I'm late to the party on!

First up is James Arthur's collaboration with Sigala! I love both of these artists and was intrigued to see how their styles would combine and I was not disappointed! James Arthur's voice sounds as incredible as ever on Lasting Lover and his emotive vocals work perfectly with Sigala's instrumental. I love the pre-chorus and how it builds into the powerful chorus! I also love the synths in the chorus and the bass in the pre-chorus.

Tick Tock is a track that is not afraid to get firmly stuck in your head! This one sees Clean Bandit team up with Mabel, featuring 24kGoldn and as always, I love Mabel's vocals and she and Clean Bandit make a great partnership! I love the instrumental throughout the song and particularly in the instrumental section before the final chorus! In the music video, I love the mix of green screen work and physical sets, which blend seamlessly into each other.

Onto a song from last year which I just discovered! I recently came across Waterparks’ Easy to Hate and I love it! I love the sound of the band and Awsten Knight’s voice! I love the lyrics to the song and the various guitar tones and melodies throughout Easy to Hate. Now for the music video for Easy to Hate and where do I start! I love the plot of the video and the lighting and effects on the kind of sleep-demon section. The transitions between the different settings in the video give a smooth finish to the video as a whole.

This week’s Favourite Friday has quite the variety of tracks! All three of these have been stuck in my head throughout this week, particularly Tick Tock!

Thanks for reading and stay safe!


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