Franklin Lake - Supersonic


Buy Supersonic on Franklin Lake's debut EP of the same name here (UK iTunes)

I'm ever so slightly peeved that I haven't discovered 5 piece group Franklin Lake before now. I mean, it's 5 lads all suited and booted so that's a massive plus. They already did a sparkling cover of Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone which would have been perfect fodder for my Christmas blog myfestivepop. But most importantly, they are actually a jolly decent musical act that we ALL should be paying attention too. Their debut single Supersonic is a slick slice of urban-meets-pop coolness that just shimmies with a contemporary laid back groove from start to finish. It's a tune that is as elegant and memorable as the 5 lads of Franklin Lake themselves - and a song that effortlessly showcases the individual vocal talents of Tay Starhz, Jude Read, Carl Hainsby, Tom Marvin & Ed Goacher. Over a percolating, summery beat, each of the guys gets the opportunity to inject their own passion and energy into the lyrics (all about having that special person in your life who lifts you when you are down and encourages you to always be the best version of you that you can be). Swirling, disco-infused synths cascade around their singing during the verses before it all crescendos into this mighty pleasing chorus. Memorable hooks and subtly textured harmonies make this a real winner, all but commanding that you sashay your way onto the nearest dancefloor and get down with your bad self. Add to this a down 'n' dirty middle 8 with a spoken word that will no doubt make the most resistant of loins melt (evoking memories of Pet Shop Boys) and it all coalesces into the exact song you need soundtracking those balmy mid-summer nights, cool Autumn evenings and way into new year. Check the chaps out and be sure to pick up their debut EP tomorrow. I've a feeling you won't be disappointed...

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25 ~ Will Young, Love Revolution
24 ~ MAX ft Hoodie Allen, Gibberish
23 ~ Debbie Gibson, Promises
22 ~ Harriet, Fly
21 ~ Will Young, Thank You
20 ~ Mika, Good Guys
19 ~ Leona Lewis, Fire Under My Feet
18 ~ Kelly Clarkson, Invincible
17 ~ The Overtones, Moving On
16 ~ The Overtones, Giving Me Soul
15 ~ Todd Carey, OMG
14 ~ Madonna, Bitch I'm Madonna
13 ~ Walk The Moon, Different Colours
12 ~ Shayne Ward, The Way You Were
11 ~ Magnus Carlsson, Obvious
10 ~ Mans Zelmerlow, Someday
09 ~ Nate Ruess, Ah Ha
08 ~ Zorro Blakk, Imagine The Future
07 ~ MKTO, Bad Girls
06 ~ Brandon Flowers, I Can Change
05 ~ Eric Saade, Girl From Sweden
04 ~ Auryn, I'll Reach You (NE)
03 ~ Satin Circus, Come Back
02 ~ Maroon 5, This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Mother...
01 ~ Little Mix, Black Magic (1 Week)
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