Fifth Har­mony win du­bi­ous med­i­cal sim­ile of the week

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - PATRICK FREYNE - Ailbhe Malone

■ Track of the week is Sledge­ham­mer by Fifth Har­mony. Writ­ten by Meghan Trainor, this track con­tains a du­bi­ous med­i­cal sim­ile (“if you could take my pulse right now, it would feel just like a sledge­ham­mer”) but we’ll for­give it that. There’s a bril­liant syn­thy oh-woah-oh bit, and the cho­rus is just catchy enough to make you want to press re­peat. Fifth Har­mony, we’ll be keep­ing an eye on you.

■ Fi­nan­cially savvy hero of the week is Ed Sheeran, who told Q Mag­a­zine all about his sav­ings plans. “Back in the day, man­agers were crooks, record la­bels took 50 per cent, whereas now peo­ple are savvy . . . When I signed my deal, my man­ager who used to work at At­lantic said: ‘I know the f**king deal you gave to James Blunt last week so you’ll give Ed ex­actly the same deal be­cause I know you can.’ Be­fore, it was, ‘Record deal, cool, sign!’.” He ad­vised up­com­ing stars to “do your time, earn your money, buy some prop­erty and when it all goes to sh*t you’ve got some­thing to fall back on”.

■ Ad­vice of the week comes from Let It Go singer Id­ina Men­zel. She told the Daily Tele­graph: “Ev­ery­one who likes to sing it should sing it loud and proud and karaoke it out – sing it in the shower, sing it in the car and don’t worry about hit­ting the high notes.” Pass us the honey and le­mon, we’ll start warm­ing up now.

■ Zero of the week is Michael 5SOS or Abi­gail Bres­lin, de­pend­ing on who you talk to. Bres­lin (the girl from Lit­tle Miss Sun­shine) has writ­ten a diss track about her for­mer 5 Seconds of Sum­mer beau, ti­tled You Suck. Michael 5SOS coun­tered: “I haven’t spo­ken to her in a year.” Luke 5SOS added: “We don’t know for sure it’s about Michael. It could be any­one, re­ally.”

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