Single Review: Stooshe – Black Heart
Finally a girl group who I can say have real potential to become massive, and they’re from the UK. Considering that Little Mix are not doing anything for the UK then Stooshe could well be taking their spot. All three girls were born and bred in London. Their newest single Black Heart is a collaboration with US singer Travie Mc Coy, and it seems to be doing the girls a whole lot of favours.
All three girls, namely Alexandra Buggs, Courtney Rumbold and Karis Anderson, have a lot to look forward to next year. One of the girls attended The Brit School in Croydon, which is well known already thanks to the likes of Jessie J, Adele, Leona Lewis, Rizzle Kicks, Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, Katie Melua, The Kooks and Katy B all hailing from the school. Stooshe were signed by Warner Music Group in August 2011, and have not looked back since. The girls are now the support act for Nicki Minaj’s UK leg of the Pink Friday tour, so they must be doing something right!
I must say when I first heard this song I did want to turn it off, but with my mum persuading me to keep it on by telling me that ‘they’re really good’, I somehow found myself singing this song all night. I love this song and have experienced exactly what they have written about. I mean, who hasn’t been in an awful relationship before? And like they say, you end up ‘Falling for a monster’. It’s sad but the majority of us have been there and got the t-shirt.
I think focusing this song on a bad relationship has definitely worked. I couldn’t help but think of them trying to slip in the old Motown style in Black Heart, and as there are three of them you do automatically seem to want to compare them to The Temptations or The Marvelettes. I love the acapella version of this track and obviously the radio edit. The girls’ voices blend so tightly together on it, they really do work well.