Album: Cheryl Cole, Messy Little Raindrops (Polydor)
Friday 29 October 2010
Having spread her personal life all over last year's 3 Words, the autobiographical imperative of soul-diva demand that Cheryl Cole delve further into her experience for Messy Little Raindrops; sadly, most of the album simply continues its predecessor's tedious romantic arguments, with only a couple of songs drawing on her more traumatic illness.
"Promise This" finds her contemplating mortality with a cheerful morbidity, asking for prayers over a brutal march beat; while in "Live Tonight" she vacillates between the desire to live, and visions of someone "with a halo there above your head". It's what you'd expect from such usual-suspect producers as Will.i.am and Wayne Wilkins, but Cheryl has not been well served lyrically with lines such as: "You were the tree and I was the apple that fell to the ground and turned brown".
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