Friday, 8 July 2011

Rachel Stevens - Nothing In Common (New Leak)

As has been revealed on one of my very favourite blogs Black Melody, the long known about Come & Get It outtake (that's the 2005 album by Rachel Stevens) called Nothing In Common has finally been leaked. By none other than Mr Richard X himself (that's the song's producer who also gave us Some Girls and Finest Dreams featuring Kelis). The song is a plaintively detached ballad with a silky synth-washed tempo that is similar to the stoic melancholia of I Will Be There. Perhaps the song was too Chic and elegantly mature to be included on the album, which although houses some killer songs also has more than its fair share of duds (even a song I like a lot called So Good was faintly embarassing and dated at the time). Anyway, it's out there. Here in fact. The line "all dressed up to be let down" seems quite fitting here, and on a personal level articulates my frustration at being on holiday with someone who clearly felt differently towards me than they once did. Yes, I'm making this all about me... so did Rachel on another song she once sang. Her dutiful vocals are lovely, but just a bit more personality would be appreciated - she is every much the blow-up doll pop star, completely at the whim of whatever her producers pump through her.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the mention xxxo

Diva Incarnate said...

I had to - I would never have known the song came out had it not been for your blog x