It seems as if the rest of the world is going on (and on) about the girlband The Saturdays but they have nothing on the Australian act Raen. Raen appeared on Dontstopthepop in past but they're ready to put those girls of The Saturday's in their place. I love a bit of competition! Raen are launching themselves in the UK with no eighties sample or dreadful video with crowd noises layered over the soundtrack. As you can see below, the video is no usual girlband presentation. It features the planet earth, a transformer, dancing stormstroopers, helicopters and lots of rain (get it!).
As for the song itself, Drama Fanatic is both club friendly but also pert for pop radio. As their first UK single its a very strong showing from Raen. Yes, perhaps one of the strongest UK debut singles by a girlband this year. Many have pitted the girls of Red Blooded Women against the lasses of The Saturdays but personally I think Raen might have just upstaged the efforts of their British girlband 'sistas'. They've clearly upped the ante and out of the blue too. Red Blooded Women have finally met their match in the form of Raen (what! did you think The Saturday's were rivals for the glorious Red Blooded Women?-don't make me laugh!). Back to Raen! Both the song and video are better than any of the recent output by the girlgroup legends Sugababes, Monrose and Girls Aloud. Yeah I said it: Raen mean business and it shows.
The 7th Heaven Mix of Drama Fanatic (listen here) proves my point. You might be hearing it at your random dance summer festivals and certainly in your local club. Its up there with the club mix of The One by Kylie and the Freemasons. Any bridge that includes the lyrics "Acting like Shakespeare up in here; Your head is so MTV" is going to win major kudos with Dontstopthepop. So Drama Fanatic is from their first album After The Storm which should be coming out on the wonderfully camp named label Dorothy Records! Anyways, so Raen (Rachel, Amanda, Emily and Natalie) have very kindly allowed Dontstopthepop this legal download of their song Break Me which was the first song the girls worked on together when Raen first started. So its very significant. Enjoy and watch this space! PS: I highly recommend you also check out the track Honey on their myspace. It sounds AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING! I want it now! It better be on the album! Screw that! It should be a single!