Pop-House princes reign again as Sirens cements a year of success for Gorgon City
Just glancing down the track listing for Sirens, the highly anticipated debut album from London’s Gorgon City, confirms the huge success they have achieved in a relatively short amount of time. Collaborations from Jenifer Hudson, on the massively uplifting track Go All Night, MNEK, on the radio smash Ready for your Love and Maverick Sabre, who appears in two tracks on the record.
Whilst keeping true to their house roots and principles the duo seem to have taken a much more considered view of the genre as the hooks feel more predominately vocal led. At times they move away from the principal of the hook completely, for example the stunning collaboration with Swedish singer Eric Hassle on the track FTPA, which sees Hassle’s vocal line, take the lead in much more conventional “pop song” style. However, nowhere is this style more prominent than on Hard on Me, the second of the duo’s collaborations with singer-songwriter Maverick Sabre. A real detachment from the dance floor happy sound of the rest of the album, Hard on Me becomes a standout track due to that stunning contrast between its down tempo vibes.
No track on Sirens, bar Hard on Me, would feel out of place on any dance floor in the world. With its up beat, yet awful lyrics (it’s house music, who listens to the lyrics?), combining with, arguably, the UK’s premier pop-house producers of the moment, Siren’s deliver what exactly what Gorgon City fans would have wanted.
Whilst stand out tracks, such as 6am, Hard on Me and Ready for Your Love offer slightly different vibes than expected, the rest of the album is certainly builds on the success of breakout single Ready for Your Love. Which, if you’re a fan, is no bad thing.
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