Sunday, July 24, 2011
All about Pixie Lott's "All About Tonight"
Pixie Lott has never really inspired me to get particularly worked up over her songs. Her debut single "mama do" was Amy Winehouse lite and inoffensive enough but not enough of a jam that it required many repeat listenings. Her later releases were even less exciting and so Pixie is a minor blip on my pop radar.
Her latest release "all about tonight" might change that. The red one produced track debuted on Uk radio a few weeks back and the singer has also delivered a video with the usual themes: getting dressed up, going out with "the girls" and not caring what anyone thinks. It is typical pop empowerment for the 21st century. Having said the song itself is a bit of a jam. The chorus alone is pretty killer with its rapid delivery of "grab someone if your single, grab someone if you're not - its all about tonight". The song is so completely joyous that its quite easy to overlook the corny themes presented lyrically.
I've drove around Atlanta several days with this playing as loud as I can and it boils down to I pretty much wait for the 2:49 mark to hear the stuttering effect. Its sad but perhaps its just that 2 seconds that really wins me over.
I hope this is another smash for Pixie even if I'm not a huge fan of hers. As for the video she looks incredibly awkward in her sexed up image. The stylist should be shot for boy shorts and the sleeveless black outfit she sports during the dance sequences. She looks like a 13 year old at the rollerskating rink trying to be adult. See for yourself.