Cheryl ColePosted: February 11, 2010
Is she a sex symbol, a pop star or just one of many 20 somethings who make a bit of money from bad singing?
…or perhaps all 3?
Few people would have believed this girl (formerly known as Cheryl Tweedy) would end up on the front cover of Q magazine (Feb 2010) when she started singing with Girls Aloud in 2002.
Apart from anything else- she sings cheesy pop, not indy rock. So why feature her in Q?
Well, like it or not, Cheryl Cole has attracted a huge amount of positive attention from the public and other celebrities alike. The lead singer of the Artic Monkeys said “Girls Aloud are the best”. Bono described them as being at the “cutting edge of music” and Coldplay’s Chris Martin? “Girls Aloud are my favorite girls in the world, aside from my wife and daughter, of course!”
I’m currently sitting at my laptop trying to work out if I should join Chris Martin and Bono’s comments. Judging from Cole’s single ‘Fight For this Love’ it is obvious that she can sing a great tune. Sadly, the rest of her debut album (3 words) is dreadful.
But then I return to Fight For this Love and to put it bluntly, I’m in awe! It’s pop at it’s best. Great strings, catchy tune, plenty of vocal layers and a beautiful set of verses with a subtle piano riff running through. The harmonies are spot on. You can’t beat it.
As for the rest of the album, I’ll sum it up in “3 words” shall I?