Fresh from shaping the sound of tomorrow on The Voice, our favourite shaven-headed popstrel Jessie J has only gone and released a brand new single from her second album out on us! Excited! But is it the triumphant return of a true British popstar or the first stumbling signs of ‘difficult second album syndrome’?
Fortunately, we’re delighted to say that her single ‘Wild’ is a stuttering electropop delight that full of gritty urban-styled verses and an absolute skyscraper of a chorus that deserves to be played across both sides of the Atlantic at full blast. The guest features are pretty cool too – while US rapper dynamo Big Sean struts his stuff, it’s really the grimy guest feature of our favourite bonkers gentleman Dizzee Rascal who shines here, a nice return for him to the echelons of British pop.
Add all this to a stylish black and white video that shows off Jessie’s new hair (or lack thereof), her incredible pins and the swaggering grin-a-minute fun of Dizzee and Sean, and we’re some very happy campers! Jessie, it’s so nice to have you back in our earbuds once more!
Our verdict? Download all the way!
Watch the video for ‘Wild’ below:
Remember that time Dizzee Rascal was a judge on a talent show? That one on Sky 1 that parted itself from the others by asking its contestants to either write their own stuff or “put a unique spin” on a cover? Well, the amazing duo that everyone thought would win have since split up, but Dizzee took the wise decision to nab one of them, Katie Pepper, and turn her into a Proper Popstar by way of his Dirtee Stank record label. Her voice, as Must Be The Music viewers will already know, is absolutely gorgeous. She’s already toured with Rizzle Kicks, and hopefully some kind of big proper debut from her is on the way soon. Until then, she’s provided the chorus vocals on Dizzee’s Official London Olympics single ‘Scream’, the video for which can now be enjoyed at your leisure below.