Unless Janet Devlin’s planning a below-radar launch for the autumn, it seems like this year none of the top-placed X Factor finalists are hanging around until the new bunch of live shows to get off the ground.
With Misha B bringing out ‘Home Run’ next week, Marcus Collins already pretty much been-and-gone and winners Little Mix due to release ‘Wings’ on August 19, Amelia Lily has now kicked the wheels into motion for ‘You Bring Me Joy’, out one week after the champions on August 26.
It’s had its radio debut on The Hits Radio today, and at the moment all we have of it is the below super-low-quality recording.
But it sounds great. It’s a Xenomania track (if you don’t know what that means then A. YOU’RE A MORON; and B. they’re the outfit who produced all-but-one of the Girls Aloud singles) but it doesn’t sound like ‘the Amelia Lily sound’ (basically Kelly Clarkson-like hi-octane rock-ish pop) has been sacrificed in the process.
PopJustice said in their recent review that the song is good in that, at a time when everone is trying desperately to be “not your typical X Factor contestant”, someone is just cutting the pretention and bringing out a great down-the-line pop song. I completely agree.
It’s hard to get a grip on it from this rip but things sound very promising indeed.
UPDATE: Here (until it gets taken down) it is in high-quality form.