Labrinth: Last Time (New Music)
Labrinth has certainly made a big impact on the music scene over the past twelve months, emerging from underneath the wing of Tinie Tempah to score two massive solo hits of his own with ‘Let The Sun Shine’ and ‘Earthquake’.
Those singles peaked at numbers 3 and 2 on the UK Top 40 respectively so the 22 year old singer/producer will no doubt be feeling the pressure to go one better again with this third release from his forthcoming debut album ‘Electronic Earth’.
Like the new, improved and much trendier offspring of Louise’s ‘Arms Around The World’ and ‘Janet Jackson’s ‘Runaway’, ‘Last Time’ documents the hip-hop star’s globe-trotting travels.
And whilst the places he shoehorns in are a blend of the obvious and the random, the verses’ geographical references merely serve as an intro to a crowd-pleasing chorus which allows the music to take charge. Here, any thoughts about mediocre lyrics are swept aside by the rush of Labrinth’s own glorious synth and strings-heavy, electronic production.
Is this a dance track? Hip-hop? Electronic? Pop? It straddles all those genres and successfully so, managing to avoid collapsing into a self muddled mess, further demonstrating his crossover appeal. It could potentially even broaden his already bulging fan base.
‘Last Time’ is due for release on 18 March with the album ‘Electronic Earth’ following on 2 April.
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