The week’s best clips, sin­gles, down­loads and au­diostreams

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Eoin But­ler

MA­JOR LAZER ft. JUSTIN BIEBER & MØ Cold Wa­ter Mad De­cent ★★

After 15 weeks at num­ber one, Drake’s One Dance sin­gle had just equalled Wet Wet Wet’s

Love is All Around, and wa son the brink of over­haul­ing Bryan Adam’s Ev­ery­thing I Do( I Do It

For You) as the long­est-stand­ing UK num­ber one sin­gle of all time, when it was knocked of fits perch by this bite-sized serv­ing of pop pif­fle. Writ­ten by Ed Sheeran and Benny Blanco, with vo­cals by Justin Bieber, Cold Wa­ter finds the Biebs boldly promis­ing to be his beloved’s rock of sup­port, sta­bil­ity and com­mon sense in a world gone mad. Let us know how that works out, Just in.­mGkq_pw

FA­THER JOHN MISTY Real Love Baby ★★★★

He may have made head lines for his out­bursts on­stage at var­i­ous fes­ti­vals this year, but this stand alone new sin­gle from Josh Till man’s cler­i­cal al­ter ego is as breezy as a sum­mer wind and as wel­come as the flow­ers of May.­therj ohn­misty/real-love-baby

WALK­ING ON CARS Ship Goes Down Vir­gin/EMI ★★

First their de­but al­bum Ev­ery­thing This Way topped the Ir­ish charts in Fe­bru­ary. Now Kerry na­tives Walk­ing On Cars have just sold out a head­line show at the 3Arena in Dublin. All of which is highly com­mend­able. Yet, be­ing hon­est, you’d have to ad­mit the band’s fourth sin­gle is a walk­ing horror show of clichéd lyrics, over wrought vo­cals and generic day time ra­dio playlist-ori­ented pro­duc­tion val­ues. There is still some mod­est room for im­prove­ment, in other words. https://open.spo­ Qo­hM1FvbFJaVOLOw­px64Z

THE CHAINSMOKERS ft. HAWSLEY Closer Columbia ★★★

The love in­ter­est in The Chainsmokers’ new track“moved to the city in a broke down­car...” Which ac­com­plish­ment was im­pres­sive enough, I’d have thought. But then she only goes and turns up four years later look­ing pretty in a ho­tel bar. An­drew Tag­gart and Alex Pall’s lat­est smash hit sin­gle is about get­ting back with one’s ex­a­gain­stone’s bet­ter judg­ment. (Well,is­there anyother­way?)

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