British pop star Pixie Lott returns with a new hair cut and the same psychedelic mix of electronic influences with her second album “Young Foolish Happy”.
Young Foolish Happy is the second studio album by English recording artist Pixie Lott, released on 11 November 2011 by Mercury Records. The album sees Lott working alongside previous collaborators Mads Hauge, Phil Thornalley, Toby Gad, Steve Kipner and Andrew Frampton, in addition to production from Tim Powell, The Matrix and Rusko, among others. It also includes collaborations with artists such as Stevie Wonder and John Legend. We take a look at the recently released Deluxe Edition.
The album plays up to Pixie’s style very much and it’s the sort of uplifting music that gets you smiling while you trot from place to place. The album includes collaborations with the likes of John Legend and Stevie Wonder so you can expect a hint of soul meets Motown.
The stand out tracks for me on this album would be the opening track “Come get it now” which sort of sets a groovy, chill out mood. “All about tonight” then shows us a more playful side to Pixie as she translates the meaning of the entire album, which is YOUNG FOOLISH and HAPPY.
“Kiss the stars” is very much a radio friendly pop song, the kind that you’d expect at a big party and it’s a sound that’s recognizable. In fact the best way to compare it would be to put along side tunes like Laser light from Jessie J and David Guetta.
An interesting track for me was “Bright Lights” where she features on this Tinchy Stryder song. It’s got the same feel as “Air Planes” from B.o.B. and Hailey Williams and I like that sort of track because it’s unique and shows a different side to Pixie’s spunky personality.
The Deluxe edition also includes familiar tracks like Mama Do and Boys and Girls, in case you missed out on her first album.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Overall this album has a few good things and the blend of music is consistent and enjoyable throughout.
I’d put it on my Monday playlist so your week starts a whole lot better!
By Elliott Danker
Pixie Lott: Young Foolish Happy is out in all music stores
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