Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Marcus Collins - Break These Chains

The jury's still out on Marcus Collins' predictable cover of Seven Nation Army, but here's a thing... the single's b-side is amazing. Likely properly full-on pop scales of amazing. What we disliked most about Marcus' White Stripes cover is that it proved nothing that he hadn't already made evident on the X Factor, but in Break These Chains, he positions himself as the kind of pop artist that can actually bring the big guns to bear.

With all the bombast and pizzaz of some Erasure classic twinned with sleek Ronson-esque production, Break These Chains succeeds on every level that its a-side fails. It also poses the question, if this is a b-side, what delights can we expect on Marcus' album itself?

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