***** Eine hübsche Tropical-House-Nummer, die der norwegische DJ und Produzent zusammen mit US-Sängerin Selena Gomez heute veröffentlicht hat. Die Strophen finde ich irgendwie süss, der Drop ist auch gut, wenn auch nichts Neues. Sollte definitiv ein kleiner, verfrühter Sommerhit werden. 5*
**** ▒ Persoonlijk vind ik deze samenwerking uit eind januari 2017 tussen de 25 jarige Noorse DJ en remixer: "Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll", alias: "Kygo" en de 24 jarige Amerikaanse actrice, zangeres en modeontwerpster: "Selena Marie Gomez", helemaal nog niet zo slecht !!! Integendeel ☺!!!
**** Argh, das hätte eine 6 werden können. Toller Gesang von Selena, tolle Musik von Kygo, einprägsamer Refrain. Aber warum diese Vocalschnipsel im Mittelteil? Die mag ich so gar nicht. Möglich, dass sich durch Totgedudel im Radio das Nervpotential verkleinert oder es einen schönen Remix dazu gibt. Bis dahin kann ich nur sagen: 75% des Songs sind toll, 25% leider gar nicht. Ergibt eine Vier.
***** ist ok, geht gut ins ohr edit: nicht nur ok, ziemlich geil! grower!! irgendwas schafft dieser kygo immer wieder um mich ziemlich zu begeistern. ist zwar klar mainstream-pop, aber kygo produziert ständig tracks, welche auch mir sehr zusagen. nach "stole the show" für mich kygo's beste produktion Zuletzt editiert: 08.06.2017 07:27
**** I think Kygo did a good job with this track. It comes at a pertinent time as his signature style has been readily mimicked, leaving me with no desire to hear anything he'd put out. The success of the single does feel a bit like the product of the collaboration; it's pretty much his first big name collaboration so it's destined to do big numbers. The chopped up chorus is playful in a way that breathes life into the track. It steps it above being just admirably pleasant.
**** It's nothing new, but at least this one has a nice melody that isn't all over the place and when it is it's actually well done. One of the better tracks on the radio currently and I can barely rate it with 4*.
**** Cute song that is actually about breaking up with someone that has pulled the last straw. It's strong in a sense but the tone makes it somewhat of a dissonance. Despite this, it is a nice trop-pop tune that I can dig.
*** I quite like this song. Kygo is good here but I think Selena Gomez is the star here. I'd love if she herself or a songwriter/producer like Sia could write her a brilliant pop song or 2 she could be massive. The young lady has a lot going for her. She is very beautiful so she has the look. I know she is very popular & seems kind of humble & kudos for her coming through her health problems. Selena hasn't had that killer hit/s that Miley had with Wrecking Ball or Ariana Grande had with Problem & other hits those girls have had. I however think she runs rings around them both as far as talent goes.
*** I mentioned in my review of Pnau's "Chameleon" that artists who are big in the dance world but haven't made much of an impact in the pop world have suddenly come out with radio friendly hits and have scored success with them. Kygo is one of those artists. Granted, this has happened many times before in the past but this current wave is something I like to call the "Chainsmokers effect". It's a shame it's not as rewarding as I liked, as blending dance and pop sensibilities can go down a treat if done right. I guess songs like "It Ain't Me" just aren't marketed for someone like me.
I thought this would grow on me but it didn't go anywhere. It just sat around the same level of enjoyment for the whole of its existence. It has helped in not being annoyed at it being a hit, at least. Selena was a good choice for a collaboration. Her vocals are mostly solid, and the stuttered vocal section is good initially but gets a bit much towards the end of the song. The main reason I've found this song difficult to get into is those backing vocals. I absolutely detest them. The lyrics have been relatable for me lately, too. On the whole it's pleasant and easy to see why it's clicked with the general populace.
Amusingly this has become one of Selena's biggest hits in the process. Clever marketing on both artists' part, especially with the way it's credited as an "&" collab. I've noticed that many of these dance-pop songs have ditched the featuring tag, which is nice as it does give more of an appreciation to the vocalist, who are often female. It's also a wise move for Kygo to switch up his sound, as tropical house has been beaten to death since "Firestone" first graced the charts.