Single Review: Markus Feehily – ‘Love Is A Drug’
UK boyband Westlife disbanded in 2012, but that doesn’t mean we have been stopped from seeing its members rising up from the ashes and standing alone; Markus Feehily is launching his solo career, and we’re sure it’s going to be a treat to witness him taking the reigns in his own direction. His debut solo album is yet to be announced, but in the meantime we have been treated to lead single Love Is A Drug.
Being from a popular boy band your initial expectation is for Feehily to go down the catchy mainstream pop road, which would be predictably boring; but Love Is A Drug stands alone from that world with its introduction led by eerie strings, it’s not long before the catchy vocal and the beat come in from the deep abyss. Markus has always had an admirable vocal range, and it’s here to be admired once again in this single, there were times however where you felt that his vocal was a little weak or overshadowed by the amount of sound that is going on here; despite those moments, Feehily soulfully delivers an emotional roller coaster without convictions.
As mentioned before, Love Is A Drug did not take Markus Feehily down to typical mainstream pop road, instead we are left surprised with this motional explosion; the chorus was almost there, but if the vocal was turned up or delivered with more power the track would have been nailed effortlessly. Major record labels wouldn’t back Feehily’s new sound as they wanted him to release a Westlife spin off, so it was up to him to start up his own record label called Harmoney Entertainment to unveil his new direction. A decent crack at going solo, Markus is heading in the right direction with his career and we’re sure the album will be a hit.