It’s as if the worst has happened. The spunky UK boy band JLS are splitting, after four years of cultivating their RnB-pop style. The single Billion Lights will prelude their final album Goodbye: The Greatest Hits and the foursome consisting of Aston Merrygold, JB, Marvin Humes and Oritse Williams say: “This is our final serving to you”.
Starting out as an X Factor slap together group (which isn’t necessary a bad thing – One Direction, hello!) JLS have sold over 10 million records worldwide. Their first two singles Beat Again and Everybody in Love both went to number one on the UK Singles Chart and the band’s self-titled debut album sold over 1 million copies in the UK. JLS had three other number one’s on the UK Singles Chart including their lead single on their second album The Club Is Alive, the official single for Children in Need in 2010, Love You More, and She Makes Me Wanna featuring Dev.
Billion Lights is a track placed more on the electro area of the pop spectrum. It is a celebratory track to get their fans dancing, and leave them with the sense of hope and ambition JLS channeled. I would have liked to see a more urban themed last single, because the group smash those (Hottest Girl in the World is on my all-time-favourites playlist). But it’s not a bad track especially as it will hold a lot of meaning for their fans.
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