You know it’s all over when Posh‘s unreleased album is sounding more relevant than the latest Mel C single.
I was absolutely living when I first heard that Ms Chisholm was getting her arse back into dance music a la ‘I Turn To You’, then this non-event comes out and it couldn’t have been more of a buzz killer. A prosaic and predictable title for an equally prosaic and predictable rock production.
Gurl, I feel like we already experienced this vibe circa ‘Yeh Yeh Yeh’. Seriously, this schtick is beyond two years too old to be acceptable for today’s market. There’s nothing particularly dated about the production itself, it’s just the stale old Party Rawk Spice I can’t down.
Now let’s move the shade over to the promo shot. Do my eyes deceive me or is Melanie C really serving tank top and red leather pants? It’s like some Tina Cousins inspiration out of the Smash Hits look book circa 2001. I thought we left that shit behind when we wrapped the ‘Holler’ video?
Please get it together, lady, because I really enjoyed This Time and the cohesive adult contemporary it delivered but this new album needs to come together as a fun and immediately accessible package – front, back and all over.
Take a listen to the full “rock version” of ‘Rock Me’ here:
By titling this the “rock version” kinda implies that there’s an alternate or original version in the pipeline and it won’t necessarily be of such rawk-ey persuasion. Jodie Harsh, you better turn this project out.
Feed Limmy verdict: Nonchalant snap.
Mighty snap = this is a hit.
Bounce snap = instantly likeable.
Lightbulb snap = you will need a moment to get into this.
Nonchalant snap = need I say more?
No snap = please cease and decease.
Melanie C‘s ‘Rock Me’ has just been issued to German radios. The single arrives first in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 24 June.