Cultivating great musical taste

Opinion Piece: One Way to Ruin a Song

If you’re in th UK you’ve no doubt heard the three-piece group Stooshe warbling on the radio. Personally I hadn’t heard of this generic R&B act until they appeared on This Morning and performed their song Black Heart. It’s really not a great song, the vocals are sickly, the lyrics are cliché but it’s meaning is different from the average track about on the radio.

It basically states that you can’t help who you fall in love with and in this song the character has fallen in love with a guy who’s monster, hence the name. None of this wishy-washy ‘oh I’m so in love with you and we’re going to live happily ever after’ crap.

Anyway, it’s going along in a rather mind-numbing fashion, smiling their way through because they don’t seem capable of doing anything else and it comes to the end of the song, which is where they completely obliterate any respect earned from tackling such a subject.

Instead of just ending it as they had started they throw in some dialogue: ‘he got a black heart, he got such a dirty black heart in him.’

Aside from the blatant disregard for grammar this very odd decision completely ruins the atmosphere they created. It was supposed to be a serious song so why add such silliness?

Unfortunately it looks like this group is going to be sticking around and it seems they’re going to be anything but serious. I’m not saying that fun is a bad thing but there is a certain point where it just get tacky, take Nicki Minaj for example.

R&B is just getting more and more atrocious as time goes on.

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