Thursday, 17 May 2012

Calvin Harris - Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)

If there's one thing we can always count on Calvin Harris for then it is an instantly recognisable dance track. The 28 year-old from Dumfries, who once interrupted Jedward during a "live" X factor performance (though, sadly, not with the malicious intent that many of us would have hoped for) has come on leaps and bounds in recent times. He has scored massive hits with Dance Wiv Me, The Girls, and Feel So Close to name a few. His latest offering, Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo) just about lives up to the now very high expectations.

Unlike many of Harris' previous releases, Let's Go is unlikely to hold much in the way of crossover appeal. This is an out and out dance track with a pounding beat, techno to spare and so suited to the nightclub that it almost creates its own strobe lighting. As a dance number, this is a great effort. Fans of the genre will be bouncing up and down to this all night long. Ne-Yo's vocals compliment the beat nicely and the chorus is distinct, yet not overstated. It has to be said though that non-dance fans will find little enjoyment here. Nobody will hate this song as such, but many are likely to find it fairly forgettable and nothing particularly special.

All in all, your enjoyment of this tune will rather depend on your taste in music, and indeed what kind of person you become when in a nightclub. If you are the type of individual who likes to dance, neck Tequila shots and snog endless strangers of the opposite sex then this is for you. However, if you're the sort who buys a drink, stands around awkwardly and then skulks off to the smoking area whilst desperately trying not to draw attention to yourself then it's probably best to find something else to listen to.

Worth a listen? Very much so, but as far as Mr Harris' collaborations with rappers go, this is a weaker offering than his 2008 effort with Dizzee Rascal.

Verdict: 7/10

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