One Step Ahead-This is a Work in Progress song and has been dubbed the "diss song" which pretty much explains what it is about. It begins with an amazing throbbing baseline that wraps around the first lyric "First of all-I look so fucking good-but I can't say the same about you". Yes, this is one of the bitchiest girlband tracks that exists in pop. Yes, thats a swear word. Yes, its very very fierce. At the moment, its just in demo form but the second verse is said to include the ripping "All the guys are making fun of you and some even call you a whore. Not even your man defends you-he says he's only with you cos you let him in ya back door". WOOOOOOOAH! Yes a mile away from Caracola's bubbly Smiling In Love...
Still On The Run-This is an amazing pop track. Unlike the above track this is on their myspace so check it out! Dripping in trance this anthem takes you to the balearic beats that I've not heard since Mel C charted at no.1 with her only good song I Turn To You. Have a listen to the track to remind yourself of its brilliance. The label AATW would love to release Still On The Run in the U.K! Looking at the major successes of Cascada and September, Still On The Run has the potential to be absolutely huge here. A great great great euphoric pop song.
Ride of Your Life-This is the new single. This one is for all those passengers lost in the madness of the new terminal 5 at Heathrow. It should definitely be played while British Airways planes taxi to the runway. Again, following in the trend set by Still On The Run Ride of Your Life is dripping with quirky lyrics bounced along by a dreamy melody. If Dannii Minogue wanted to have her comeback single it would hopefully sound like this. Check out the video here.
Still On The Run (Electro Version)-Now this is a slightly different version to the on their myspace and the one I discuss above. This is more like a crazed-up version of Robyn's Whos That Girl. What I mean is the electro version could be played at Ghetto in London. Its less trancy/poppy and more electroclash with shades of schlager underpinning the entire shebang. Odd? I know! Electroclash and schlager...electroclashlagar! Yes! Perhaps Golden Delicious are the worlds electroclashgar girlband! Woot!
I'll Never Let You Go-And the ballad. This is a beautiful song! It reminds me of Britneys Everytime and Kylie's Bittersweet Goodbye. Dreamy..
In conclusion, Golden Delicious are a fine pop group to watch out for this 2008 and 2009. New and unbound they've got a bright future ahead of them. The album is promising to be a great, yes delicious, set of pop songs. Its also another fine example of the excellent pop writing currently coming out of Sweden at the moment. Please, please please check out their myspace and support them! If you like Kylie, Lena P, Linda, Clea, Caracola and Sister Love you'll Golden Delicious. Its early days yet and they've produced some irresistible pop songs which makes G-D certainly an act to watch out for this year.