Single Review: Lawson feat. B.O.B – ‘Brokenhearted’2 min read
Lawson appear to be on a winning streak since they emerged just over a year ago to take the boy-band world by storm. The four-piece London outfit struck a chord with audiences after the release of their debut Top 5 album, Chapman Square and a succession of singles that included Standing In The Dark, Taking Over Me and When She Was Mine, with all three tracks finding their way into the UK Top 10.
Refusing to allow the albums time in the limelight to draw to a close too soon, Lawson have decided that a re-issue of their debut is in order and as such the quartet have released what they are labeling as ‘the lead single’ from that re-issue – Brokenhearted.
Brokenhearted is a strong track for these lads with a much more mature feel to it than previous single releases and with this number they have enlisted the help of Atlanta rapper B.O.B to lick the number with a memorable hip hop segment nearing the closing of the track, a move that we are sure will make the bands transition into the U.S market a little easier.
The track is all about the tables being turned on an ex who has decided to come crawling back after casting her man aside. It has some pretty funny lyrics entwined within the meaty instrumentation that the band has constructed here so isn’t as dark as one might expect from a track carrying a theme like this. The single is a great way to put Chapman Square back under the spotlight and is sure to secure the band with another chart worthy hit to add to their resume.
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