Wednesday, 11 April 2012
[Official Video] Jessie J - Laserlight feat. David Guetta
Laserlight sort of makes more sense with it's video. Sort of... You see, as much as you might want to, you just can't shake that feeling that Laserlight is a poor man's version of that Guetta masterwork Titanium. While Jessie's previous single - Domino - might have been an unashamed aping of Katy Perry tropes, it at least fit her voice and energy well, whereas Titanium reduces Jessie to filling a generic club-diva placeholder role. Anyone could be singing, and the tracks morphs away into a formless entity that could just as easily be on the new Nicki Minaj album. Even with all of Jessie's visual prowess in the video and the flash of neon writ large on the big screen, Laserlight is only ever the song that goes half-way, leaving you teetering on the edge of the commercial club banger production line, with this as the hastily packaged together left-overs. As a recipe for chart success, Laserlight pushes all the right buttons, but as any significant artistic statement, it feels distinctly ill at ease.
Laserlight is released on the 14th May.