New Release: The Saturdays - My Heart Takes Over

14 November Critic Jonni 0 Comments

New Release is finally back, we are now back to normal guys after our Big Brother Special.

I have been behind the Saturdays since their first ever song "If This is Love", the reason for this is because I grew up with Frankie and Rochelle, and I just think it's right to back them all the way. The girls consist of Vanessa White, Mollie King, Una Healy, Frankie Sandford and Rochelle Wiseman (now known as Rochelle Humes), the latter two were in a band that was originally called S Club Juniors but soon became S Club 8. The Saturdays have been going strong for a number of years, and I can definitely see them going for a lot more. They have had various top 10 and top 20 hits, but believe it or not, they have NEVER got a number one single, and I so hope they manage to do it sometime soon, although I am doubtful this one will make it as it is a pop ballad and they rarely get to number one, even though this song sort of deserves it, as it is incredibly powerful.

The song is the third single to be taken from their upcoming album: 'On Your Radar'. "My Heart Takes Over", was written by Ina Wroldsen and Steve Mac who have written for the Saturdays quite a few times, and I have previously mentioned their writing credits in another review which was Cobra Starship Featuring Sabi "You Make Me Feel...". They have written a number of songs, and The Saturdays definitely perform them amazingly. I like how you can feel their words that they sing and it's really emotional, which is perfect for this type of song.

I have to admit I kind of like the music video, it's soulful and interesting, and wintry. I like how it represents the UK, it was actually filmed in Iceland, and we are supposed to expect winter soon, but people here in the UK are still wearing t-shirts with no coats, suggesting that winter is extremely late this year. But even so, sometimes it's nice to see all these wintry music videos popping up on our screens.

Now the scenes are clever, because the song is about love, and the scenes really represent what they are feeling. The beach that Vanessa starts to sing on has loads of rocks/pebbles and other stones which suggest a 'rocky relationship', I think this is extremely clever idea as pictures tend to say a thousand words, right? Then you have the road Mollie is walking on, which could signify the path of a relationship, it's quite bendy at times with quite a few corners and turns. The field all five girls are in shows that they are exposed, as you usually are in a relationship, and the rock formation Rochelle is stuck between could suggest a difficult choice, do you leave the relationship behind, or keep on going up? Frankie and Una aren't really shown much as in where they are, apart from the field.

Now I have to mention this, as a lot of people have commented on the video about this. The Saturdays are definitely not wearing sensible shoes, they are wearing heels, boots and stilettos which isn't really the best footwear for a beach, a road, a field or a rocky path, obviously they still wanted to look fashionable while wearing big thick clothes. OR it could be another thing that signifies where they are in their relationships because it is supposed to be difficult to walk in heels on a beach and a field and everything else, proving that relationships are difficult.

Overall I really like this song, it takes a little while to get used to this pop ballad but after a while it'll be stuck in your head in no time. The music video relates well with the song, and although there is not a lot going on, or any 'heart hands', but that's okay as it has a wintry feel which could get us in the mood for Christmas.

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