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Sink Like A Stone Feat Citi...

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Review by David James Young David James Young

30 Apr 2020

Super Reviewer
25

On paper, bringing in someone as talented as Citizen Kay feels like an absolute no-brainer. You get that kind of rub and you can instantly see a star-making collab - a great equaliser, like Run DMC and Aerosmith. What you've done, however, is shown how much work you need to do. Kay completely overshadows the entire proceedings - you take him out of the picture and this is paint-by-numbers ...

On paper, bringing in someone as talented as Citizen Kay feels like an absolute no-brainer. You get that kind of rub and you can instantly see a star-making collab - a great equaliser, like Run DMC and Aerosmith. What you've done, however, is shown how much work you need to do. Kay completely overshadows the entire proceedings - you take him out of the picture and this is paint-by-numbers leather-jacket rock by Alex Turner disciples. The single most interesting thing about your entire song is by someone who's not in the band. That is damning, and will hopefully make you guys want to step up your game.

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Manning Patston

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Review by David James Young David James Young

28 Apr 2020

Super Reviewer
30

A rock song with the seatbelt on. This sounds like Harry Styles covering something off a latter-day Kings of Leon record. It's very safe and clean and light, but that's probably the intention so in that regard it works well enough.

A rock song with the seatbelt on. This sounds like Harry Styles covering something off a latter-day Kings of Leon record. It's very safe and clean and light, but that's probably the intention so in that regard it works well enough.