Every now and again I like to surprise the many rock and metal readers that cast an eye over this site by throwing in a straight pop track. The truth is that the tag line ‘No genres, no limits’ that I attach to this site is much more than that; this is how we do business. Good music is good music.
So today’s slice of pop excellence comes courtesy of Manchester’s very own Rixton. The foursome have spent most of the last year on tour in the states with a certain Ariana Grande, where impressively their debut album Let The Road has by all accounts been receiving rave reviews.
We All Want The Same Thing is the third single to be taken from that album and gets its official release on 31st May. The UK release of the album will follow shortly after on the 8th June.
I would be lying if I said that I’ve got a brilliant grasp of pop music in this country right now but I definitely know when I hear something I like.
Are you looking for the pop tune that’s going to be the soundtrack to your summer? Well call of the search because this is that tune. The whole feel of the thing is just screaming laughs and good times in the sun. The falsetto vocal from frontman Jake Roche is seriously impressive and doesn’t fall into the trap of dominating the track in the slightest. Straight summer vibes ladies and gents.
The song just makes you want to smile and frankly after working my ass off all week on a zero hours contract for minimum wage on not enough sleep that’s exactly what I want my weekend soundtrack to do. We All Want The Same Thing is a slice of pure summer pop perfection.
Go on… press play… you know you want to.
June 1st – London, O2 Arena (supporting Ariana Grande)
June 4th – Manchester Arena (supporting Ariana Grande)
August 28th – Fusion Festival – Birmingham