Thursday, 27 October 2011
One Direction - Gotta Be You
Let's lay the cards on the table: One Direction love a bit of innuendo.
Right down to their band-name (who hasn't let out a cheeky LOL at Wand Erection...), the lads can't seem to escape some naughty euphemisms, and their latest single Gotta Be You takes things to new extremes.
'What a mess I made on your innocence' - This is an actual lyric in a pop song! They're pretty much talking about spunking all over a girl! Deary me!
All jokes aside though, the song is pretty decent. Previous single What Makes You Beautiful was a breezey throwback to 60s pop, riffing on the likes of the Monkees for a classic feel-good vibe. Try as you might to resist its charms, you ended up loving it regardless. And My God, talk about universal appeal - I was in a club a couple of weeks ago and the twenty-something students in there went absolutely bonkers for it.
Gotta Be You couldn't be further away from all this - it's dripping in new-found 'maturity' and sees One Direction sidling up alongside The Wanted for a bit of their cake. Close your eyes and you'd be forgiven for thinking this was actually a Wanted single - it's packing more string sections than All Time Low and ends up sounding like a bizarre medley of a Blue album track and The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony.
Personally, we still can't get over the cheekiness of that 'innocence' line - but rest assured, this is bound to be another massive No. 1 for the One Direction boys.
Gotta Be You is released on the 14th November.