With a verse chord and rhythmic pattern that’s similar to Demi Lovato’s Heart Attack, Amelia Lily’s newest single California is off to a catchy start.
With her rich and slightly raspy vocals, Lily lends a rock vibe to an otherwise bubblegum-poppish tune, giving it a semblance of gravitas. Its catchy chorus is also infectious and makes for a lighthearted summer tune. And being her first single at Warner Music, since leaving Sony last year, California may herald a new and better direction for the X Factor UK alumnus.
California is now out in the UK, and will be out on iTunes US on September 7.