Music Recommendation – Single – Olly Murs ft. Travie McCoy, Wrapped Up

The last song on the Olly Murs list is Wrapped Up, which changes things up by featuring Travie McCoy. Now Travie McCoy has seriously impressed me on some songs (Like Pretty Girls) and other times just does not live up to the hype (like Ass Back Home). So does he do the trick?

Well let’s start with Olly Murs. He sounds like what we’ve come to love from the last two articles. This sounds more like Troublemaker than these two though, as if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The more upbeat love song has a super catchy hook though and is the song that I think would get the most attention of the three that I have posted.

Oh yeah, and Travie McCoy sounds okay. I don’t think his verse is anything spectacular but it does its part, just like Flo Rida did on Troublemaker. A bit off-topic at times, and some of the lines just do not make much sense. But then again, remember kids, repetition is power.

I harp on Pop music a lot, but obviously it is popular for a reason. This song has been stuck in my head all day and held a knife to me until I added it to my favorites playlist. So overall I would rate the song at 9.25/10. I recommend a listen below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – Olly Murs, Hand On Heart

Part two of the Olly Murs-a-thon is Hand On Heart, which came out almost a year ago. The slower love song has a pop sound that is actually quite enjoyable. The song feels passionate and reminds me of an early 2000’s band’s music.

This might be my favorite Olly Murs song, and I have very little to complain about it. I actually wish it was longer, ending after a little over three minutes. I feel like a longer version of this song would give the listener a real connection to the emotion conveyed.

So overall I would rank the song at 9.75/10. It is really hard to nitpick a near-perfect song, so I definitely say this is one to listen to below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – Olly Murs, Never Been Better

I was going to actually post a whole Olly Murs “Artist Recommendation” but his music is pretty well-known by now, especially after his hit on Troublemaker. There are three recent songs however that have been slept on like the comfiest bed in a mattress store. The first sleeper is Never Been Better.

The simple track features heavy Jazz influence and almost reminds me of a modern version of a good Chicago song. His voice gets a bit rough at the end of the hook when he says “Not today” and it feels a bit un-practiced. Despite that limit on his singing skills, I have heard Murs hit some high notes and he makes up for him almost immediately after every time.

The throwback style of the song and the emphasis on the background instrumental makes this song appealing to a range of listeners. I would give the song a 9.25/10 and recommend a listen below:

-Austin Heath